EU Court of Justice Rejects “Automatic Refusal” of European Arrest Warrants Issued by Polish Authorities

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On December 17, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Grand Chamber, (CJEU or the Court) delivered a judgment in joined cases C-354/20 PPU and C-412/20 PPU Openbaar Ministerie (Independence of the issuing judicial authority). The ruling falls in a series of the Court’s decisions concerning grounds for a refusal of an execution of an European arrest warrant (EAW), most notably those issued by Polish authorities.