International and European Arrest Warrant
What We Offer
The firm of “Oikonomakis Law” offers expertise, blended with hands-on experience, by being able to provide you with committed Associates able and willing to assist you with the complex – as seemingly may appear – issues related to the EAW and the therein involved procedures.
We are future-oriented by setting strategic long-term goals; planning ahead is not just a necessity but an inherent characteristic of our corporate identity.
We strive for fairness by treating everyone with respect, not just courtesy.
Our mind-set is global thus we enjoy working seamlessly across borders.
We focus on delivering world-class legal services and advice, thus reaching for the highest standard possible means that excellence is the only threshold.
Our specialized knowledge on the subject matter at hand practically relates to the following procedure, which can be performed by our Lawyers, who are very much familiar with the mechanism set to operate in such cases:
first of all, it is to be noted that decisions regarding the issuance of a European Arrest Warrant rest solely with judicial authorities.
It might as well happen, though, that a country refuses to surrender the requested person. This can only happen only if one of the following grounds, mandatory or optional, is fulfilled:
- person already judged for the same offence (ne bis in idem)
- person considered a minor in the executing country
- person is to be vested with the right of amnesty (the offence is covered by an amnesty in the executing country).
Optional, as for instance:
- lack of double criminality for offences other than the 32 listed in Article 2(2) of the Framework Decision regarding the European Arrest Warrant
- territorial jurisdiction etc
What is the European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
European arrest warrant constitutes a considerably simplified cross-border surrender procedure in judicial terms, in order for a prosecution to take place, or, in other cases, of the execution of a custodial sentence or a detention order. It is a request and a consequent warrant issued by a judicial authority in one EU country in order for a person to be arrested in another one, and, later on, be surrendered in the former one for prosecution.
How We Can Help
The firm of “Oikonomakis Law” shall make sure that all relevant and related prerequisites shall be applied, and especially the principle of mutual recognition of judicial decisions, i.e. the one underlining the whole procedure, which practically constitutes the key of the whole mechanism bringing directly together the judicial authorities between involved countries.