Application of the European Arrest Warrant: a meeting of practitioners
The meeting was designed to serve as a platform for sharing experiences of practitioners from across the EU who discussed obstacles and problems related to the application of EAW. The discussion centred on both different aspects of observing the proportionality principle in applying the EAW procedure and grounds for non-execution of the warrant in another Member State.
“Those two elements, the principle of proportionality and the way in which an EAW is enforced in other Member States, are precisely the two aspects of the real-life application of the Warrant that are most commented by practitioners. Despite the continuously rising number of relevant judicial decisions, more and more new issues appear in those two areas, which leads to differences in judicial interpretation between Member States”, Mr Dąbrowska explains.
The discussion also involved topics related to the impact the application of the EAW may have on the protection of fundamental rights, especially insofar as the risk of violating such rights constitutes a ground for a refusal to execute an EAW.
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