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'Surrendering' the fugitive: the European Arrest Warrant and the United Kingdom

'Surrendering' the fugitive: the European Arrest Warrant and the United Kingdom

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  • Mark Mackarel

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Original languageEnglish
Pages362-381
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Criminal Law
Journal publication date2007
Volume71
Issue4
StatePublished

Abstract

This article explains how the European Arrest Warrant forms part of the response to the modern needs of the European Union in dealing with transnational crime and considers the experience of the UK in implementing and using the warrant. The warrant is the first manifestation of the EU policy of mutual recognition in relation to cooperation in criminal matters and in questioning how effectively the UK has put the warrant into operation under the Extradition Act 2003, the article compares the analyses of the European Commission, Eurojust and the House of Lords. Finally, the approach to interpretation taken by the courts to cases coming before them concerning the warrant under the 2003 Act is examined.

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