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European Arrest Warrant

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European Arrest Warrant (EAW)

In February 2014, with an overwhelming majority, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to submit legislative proposals aimed at improving the functioning of the European Arrest Warrant. In Parliament’s opinion, revision of the current legislation is needed to prevent miscarriages of justice, long waits in pre-trial detention and other breaches of suspects ‘ human … Continue reading

The key elements of a European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision reform

Natalia Gorczowska, Andrew Symeou, Robert Hörchner are just three of the names often invoked to demonstrate what appear to be the lacunae of the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (EAWFD). A long-standing advocate for the reform and improvement of the EAWFD, MEP Sarah Ludford (ALDE, UK) has been appointed Rapporteur for a report on the review of the EAW. In … Continue reading

The European arrest warrant: a success story that needs to be revisited

Hurriedly adopted inter alia as a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (EAWFD) is the flagship initiative of the EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Its cornerstone is the principle of mutual recognition. Applied to judicial decisions, the mutual recognition principle implies that a decision taken by a judicial … Continue reading

The European Arrest Warrant: between mutual recognition and fundamental rights

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is an exclusively judicial cooperation instrument replacing the traditional extradition system, which was criticised for the slowness entailed by its political and administrative phases. Based on the principle of mutual recognition, the EAW has accelerated surrender procedures and reinforced the free movement of citizens within the EU. According to this … Continue reading

The right of access to a lawyer

In the European criminal justice area, the procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings are an essential component of measures harmonising EU law or foreseeing mutual recognition mechanisms. The proposed Directive on the right of access to a lawyer follows a 2009 Council road map on rights of suspects and accused persons. … Continue reading

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