Polish Parliament Amends Constitution to Accommodate European Arrest Warrant

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Thursday, February 1, 2007
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
2
48
Abstract: 
With the passage of recent legislation amending the its constitution, Poland joined a group of European Union (EU) member states that have changed their laws to fully implement the 2002 European Arrest Warrant (EAW) Framework decision. On April 27, 2005, the Polish Constitutional Court held that the implementing legislation specified in the Framework decision violated Article 55 para. 1 of the 1997 Polish Constitution and had to be repealed within 18 months. On May 12, 2006, well before the November 5, 2006 deadline, the President submitted a proposal to amend the Constitution ... [more]