Effective and Legitimate? Learning from the Lessons of 10 Years of Practice with the European Arrest Warrant

Luisa Marin

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Abstract

The article examines the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and the issues which have emerged in its first 10 years of practice. After a first section explaining the choice for the principle of mutual recognition as expression of effectiveness and subsidiarity in judicial cooperation in criminal matters, the articles discusses questions such as (ab)uses of the EAW as a mutual legal assistance instrument, the question of petty crimes and the proportionality test, the relation between mutual trust, fundamental rights and judicial review, and, lastly, nationality and residence clauses. It concludes on the importance of addressing these issues in the appropriate legal setting, be it legislative or judicial, with the aim of strengthening the effectiveness and legitimacy of the EAW
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNew journal of European criminal law
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • METIS-305187
  • IR-91888

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