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Europe's Most Wanted? Recalibrating Trust in the European Arrest Warrant System


Sergio Carrera


Centre for European Policy Studies

Elspeth Guild


Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Nicholas Hernanz


Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

March 29, 2013

CEPS Special Report No. 76/March 2013

Abstract:     
This paper assesses the uses and misuses in the application of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system in the EU by examining the main quantitative results of this new extradition system achieved between 2005 and 2011. It argues that the next generation of the EU’s criminal justice cooperation and the EAW need to recognise and acknowledge that the mutual trust premise upon which the European system has been built so far is no longer viable without devising new structures and evaluation mechanisms for EU policy stakeholders. These should allow for the recalibration of mutual trust and mistrust in EU justice systems in light of the experiences of the criminal justice actors and practitioners having a stake in putting the EAW into daily effect. Such a ‘bottom-up approach’ should be backed up with the best impartial and objective evaluation, an improved system of statistical collection and an independent qualitative assessment of its implementation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 54

Keywords: European Arrest Warrant system, EAW, EU, criminal justice cooperation, EU justice systems

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Date posted: June 7, 2013  

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Carrera, Sergio and Guild, Elspeth and Hernanz, Nicholas, Europe's Most Wanted? Recalibrating Trust in the European Arrest Warrant System (March 29, 2013). CEPS Special Report No. 76/March 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2275268

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Sergio Carrera (Contact Author)
Centre for European Policy Studies ( email )
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Elspeth Guild
Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law ( email )
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Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration ( email )
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London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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Nicholas Hernanz
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )
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Brussels, 1000
Belgium
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