EU Court of Justice Clarifies the Concept of “Double (Dual) Criminality” in the European Arrest Warrant’s Procedure

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 

On March 3, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Grand Chamber, (the Court) delivered a judgment giving its interpretation of one of the key concepts underlying the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) scheme based on the 2002 Framework Decision (EAW FD),[1] that is, the “double (dual) criminality.” This is not the first time that the Court has been called to clarify the legal elements of the EAW procedure.[2]