EU Court of Justice Applies Inhuman and Degrading Treatment Rules to the European Arrest Warrant’s Scheme

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 
On April 5, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union – Grand Chamber (the Court) delivered its judgment in the joined cases of Pál Aranyosi (C‑404/15) and Robert Căldăraru (C‑659/15 PPU). The ruling concerns some aspects arising out of the execution a European Arrest Warrant (EAW), specifically inhuman and degrading treatment in the context of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).