18 February 2021, 14:00 – 17:00 CET (Online)
The Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistokles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation is delighted to invite you to a webinar on Alternatives to European arrest warrants and pre-trial detention in EU cross-border proceedings: practical insights and perspectives, hosted by Fair Trials on 18 February 2021. Join our experts to discuss alternatives measures to the European arrest warrant (EAW) and pre-trial detention. Register for this event here.
The use of EAWs for prosecution (at the pre-trial stage) has steadily increased since 2005 despite the availability of alternatives measures. Over the past year, the partners of the EU-funded project titled EAW-Alt, coordinated by Fair Trials, have conducted research on the use of alternative measures and recourse to pre-trial detention in EU cross-border cooperation, in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland and Luxembourg. The aim of the research is to understand the obstacles to the use of alternative measures in cross-border proceedings.
After a presentation of the key findings of our research, this webinar will bring together practitioners to discuss the resistance towards the use of alternatives to EAWs for prosecution, and identify promising practices in the context of the current digitalisation of justice agenda. In a second panel, we will focus on the overreliance on detention at the pre-trial stage in cross-border proceedings where the risk of absconding is nearly automatically presumed for non-nationals or non-residents.
You may find the find the agenda and the briefing for this event below.