Publication
Title
Between aims and execution: value trade-offs in the practical implementation of the European Arrest Warrant?
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Abstract
The European Union (EU) increasingly develops and implements policies infused with salient and sometimes conflicting values – for instance, in migration and criminal law cooperation. However, policy implementation studies have not frequently considered how such complex value trade-offs may affect practical implementation within Member States. This article therefore quantitatively and temporally examines the practical implementation of an EU flagship criminal law measure: the simplified extradition system known as the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). Using data on EAWs decided upon by the Dutch Amsterdam District Court, we test the impact of value trade-offs by examining whether (newly introduced) safeguards for the protection of requested persons adversely affect system efficiency (measured through case turnover times). The results suggest that the design of legal tests and adjustments made to the EAW system over time through the Court of Justice of the European Union affect the balance between fundamental rights protection and efficiency in the practical implementation of the EAW.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of risk regulation. - Berlin, 2010, currens
European Journal of Risk Regulation
Publication
Berlin : 2024
ISSN
1867-299X [print]
2190-8249 [online]
DOI
10.1017/ERR.2024.3
Volume/pages
(2024) , 20 p.
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 05.03.2024
Last edited 07.03.2024
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