Intersection of Fundamental Rights Protection and the Application of the European Arrest Warrant


15 Jan 2018 to 16 Jan 2018


2 Circuit de La Foire Internationale
1347  Luxembourg



Event Location


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 fundamental rights protection - that Member States find difficult to accommodate in their respective legal systems arising and especially to their obligation to respect fundamental rights. 

It is in this context that the seminar is willing to map out the operational success of the EAW and discuss the fundamental rights concerns, in particular to detention conditions present in the application of the EAW. Participants will have a better understanding of the practical application of the EAW, fundamental rights issues directly affecting the execution of an EAW, and recent case law of the CJEU related to the EAW.

How will it help you?
The course provides firsthand information about the practical application of the EAW, gives a detailed picture about the fundamental rights issues that surround the issuing and execution of the EAWs and provides an overview of the growing case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union related to the EAW. The course will materially contribute to the understanding how the EAW operates and raise awareness about the fundamental rights issues closely related to this instrument.

Who will most benefit?
The course is targeted to legal professionals, judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers and all professional working within the realms of criminal justice.


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