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Eurojust updates case law overview of European Arrest Warrant


Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, has updated the overview of the case law on the application of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). This update provides judicial practitioners with useful insight into 13 additional judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the EAW. With this new overview of case law up to 15 March 2020, it now totals 46 judgments from 2007 to 2020.

The latest version features revisions of chapters on the scope of the EAW, the content and validity of the warrant (particularly in view of the landmark judgments on whether a public prosecutor’s office can be an ‘issuing judicial authority’) and the scrutiny of human rights. The revisions concern as well the chapters on the grounds for refusal (particularly the ground related to residents), guarantees, time limits and requests for additional information.

The new case law overview contains summaries of the judgments that are categorised according to main keywords. A table of keywords and a chronological list of judgments is also provided. The index and summaries of judgments are not exhaustive and are only to be used for reference and as a supplementary tool.

The overview has been prepared by Eurojust and does not bind the CJEU. The full texts of the judgments of the CJEU can be found in all official EU languages on the Court's website. Where relevant, reference is made to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the Charter), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

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