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The European Arrest Warrant: 10 Key Questions for Defence Counsel

Specialised e-learning course


Foto: The European Arrest Warrant: 10 Key Questions for Defence Counsel.


Year: 2014


This e-learning course answers 10 key questions on the role of the defence lawyer in European Arrest Warrant (EAW) proceedings.

Each answer provides the reader with a structured overview of the topic as well as detailed information regarding relevant instruments and cases.

Before going in-depth into the answers to the 10 key questions, the reader can follow a brief summary of the history of the EAW.

Key questions

  • What is an EAW and when does it apply?
  • What is the difference between a criminal defence lawyer's and an extradition lawyer’s role?
  • On what grounds can an EAW be challenged?
  • Can an EAW be postponed for any reasons?
  • Is it relevant that the requested person has been subject to criminal proceedings in another state?
  • Is there a refusal ground if the requested person has already been tried for the offence without their knowledge?
  • Can any other reasons not to surrender be invoked?
  • What remedies are there if the first instance court disregards the defence claims?
  • Are there any matters to consider prior to a requested person consenting to surrender?
  • At what stage should a lawyer in the issuing state be engaged?


  • Holger Matt, Chairman of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), Frankfurt
  • Vânia Costa Ramos, Partner, Carlos Pinto de Abreu e Associados, Lisbon
  • Jodie Blackstock, Director of Criminal and EU Justice Policy, JUSTICE, London
Last updated on 27 October 2014


To obtain immediate access to this course, please pay by credit card. You can also pay by invoice (bank transfer or cheque) but access will only be granted when payment has been received. For multiple registrations, please click here.

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Area of Law: Criminal Law

Language: English

Article-no.: 313ED41

Price: 280,00 EUR

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