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Article Comparison - Convention between the Member States of the European Communities on Double Jeopardy

The Member States of the European Communities hereinafter referred to as “The Member States”,

Mindful of the close links existing between their peoples,

Taking into account the developments tending to the elimination of obstacles to the free movement of persons between Member States,

Desiring to extend their co-operation in criminal matters on the basis of mutual trust, understanding and respect,

Convinced that a mutual recognition of the rule against double jeopardy with respect to foreign judicial decisions constitutes the embodiment of such trust, understanding and respect,

Have agreed as follows: