Is the EAW a success story or in dire need of reform? What are the major challenges and what are feasible solutions? How do we deal with poor detention conditions and rule of law concerns in the issuing state? What are the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic?
These and other issues are already being discussed at the European level. As part of Germany's EU Council Presidency, we are hosting a virtual EAW conference on 24 September 2020 which will address current challenges and possible solutions through an exchange of ideas among 100 experts from EU Member States and EU institutions, as well as legal practitioners and legal scholars. At the core of the conference, four sets of current challenges will be discussed in four parallel working groups.
Please note: the items on the programme that are held in the virtual plenary will be translated into German, French and English. The working language of the working groups is English only.