Extradition procedures and European Arrest Warrants
During his time working at the National High Court, Baltasar Garzón handled many extradition procedures in which legal authorities from around the world intervened and in which court representatives and legal professionals from all nationalities were involved.
The European Arrest Warrant is a court decision by which a Member State of the European Union requests another Member State to arrest and transfer a suspect for the purpose of prosecution or for executing a custodial sentence or detention order. This system is more efficient than the extradition procedure that is implemented in non-member countries.
The European Arrest Warrant minimises the grounds for non-enforcement outlined for the extradition procedure and, in certain circumstances, abolishes the principle of double criminal liability in said procedure. It also establishes direct cooperation between judicial authorities, dispensing with the governmental involvement that is required in the extradition procedure.
Only detailed knowledge of how these types of procedures work and of the principles of action of the different parties involved will help secure the legal protection and certainty required in these kinds of situations. ILOCAD provides its clients with legal advice and defence counsel in all kinds of extradition procedures and arrest warrants, developing a situation map to allow the client to clearly identify their rights for the purpose of defending them in court.
A detailed knowledge of how these types of procedures work and of the principles of action of the different parties involved will help secure the legal protection