Mutual Recognition in Criminal Matters in Cyprus
European Journal of Law Reform, Vol. XI, no. 1, pp 111-122, 2009
12 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2014 Last revised: 15 Aug 2018
Date Written: 2009
As one of the newer Members of the European Union, this article outlines how Cyprus has adapted to the spirit of European Criminal Justice. As ‘the cornerstone’, the focus of this article is on mutual recognition in criminal matters and in particular the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision which has acted as a blueprint for other mutual recognition measures. The article considers the implementing legislation and the case law to date. On the whole Cyprus has embraced with open arms the principles adding safeguards it regards necessary to uphold rights and freedoms whilst remaining flexible in it its stance to the extent of even amending its Constitution.
Keywords: Mutual Recognition, European Arrest Warrant, European Union, Criminal law, Cyprus
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