European Arrest Warrant - Ten Years of Practice

Date

25 Nov 2013 12:00

Event Type

M - Seminar, presentation

Organiser type

Federations / Associations

Section

Justice & Home Affairs

Event Location

Luxembourg

Event Description

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is the seminal instrument in the field of EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters. It is widely used and has proved to be an efficient tool in accelerating the execution of warrants and surrender procedures in cross-border criminal cases within the EU. At the same time the EAW still poses a number of issues – mostly related to constitutional and fundamental rights protection – that Member States find difficult to accommodate in their respective legal systems. It is in this context that the seminar is willing to map out the operational success of the EAW and discuss the concerns present in the application of the EAW.