The Observatory provides a database presenting the most relevant and latest national case law dealing with the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in selected EU Member States, as well as those issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) covering all EU Member States.

In light of the STREAM Project Objectives, the national and European case-law pay particular attention to key issues and interpretative questions in court proceedings related to the relationship between mutual trust, mutual recognition, fundamental rights and the rule of law in the implementation of the EAW.

The Observatory includes two Search Options – one related to national case-law and another on European judgements – for end users to select case law in relation to specific Member States/Country and/or Key Word/Topics.

Key National Case-Law: The national case law component provides a detailed and updated overview of the most relevant national judgments covering the EAW, paying particular attention to those related to the STREAM Project objectives and themes. It covers an in-depth overview of the case-law in 14 EU Member States which have been subject to investigation and comparative assessment in the scope of the STREAM Project (Include link to the Country Reports and the Comparative Report). The Observatory provides Summaries in English of the main findings reached by these domestic courts.

Key European Case-Law: The European case law component of the Observatory offers end users the possibility for searching – by Key Word and all EU Member States – the relevant and most recent CJEU and ECtHR case-law dealing with EAW.

Key National cases

This section provides a selection of national case law. It allows users to search for key cases related to the use of the EAW in each of the 14 Member States covered by STREAM national-level research.

Key EU cases

This section provides a selection of Decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union related to rules and standards governing the use of the EAW. Case Law in this section can be searched by topic.