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33 EU Court of Justice rulings on the European Arrest Warrant

29/11/2018

Eurojust presents an updated overview to facilitate its application by practitioners

Today, Eurojust has published its 2018 Overview on the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). It is a practical guide for the use of EU Member States’ judicial authorities that are involved in the judicial response to cross-border crime. It can facilitate the consistent and effective application of the EAW throughout the European Union.

Since 2004, the EAW allows for faster and simpler surrender procedures and puts an end to political involvement in extradition procedures. In 33 CJEU rulings in the period 2007-2018, the CJEU has clarified key issues in relation to the EAW application, such as the role of EU citizenship and the consideration of human rights. For example, the CJEU has ruled that if there is a real risk of inhuman and degrading treatment, the executing judicial authority must take into consideration a number of conditions and, after careful consideration, decide whether or not to surrender the person.

The Eurojust overview presented today contains a unique set of concise summaries of these judgements, and lists and provides hyperlinks to the judgements that are relevant in relation to a specific aspect of the EAW.

For more information, read the detailed presentation of the overview here.