Considerations regarding the Gavanozov II case before the CJEU Scholars already pointed out on this blog that the EIO has far-reaching consequences for the protection of fundamental rights. It is a procedural legal instrument based on the principle of mutual recognition, aiming to enhance judicial cooperation between Member States in criminal matters. As such it necessarily has a nature of constricting human rights to a certain extent. This could be observed in the Gavanozov I case brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as well. In the criminal proceedings brought against I. D. Gavanozov the Spetsializiran nakazatelen [...]
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You can now register for our EIO-LAPD conference via this link: Webinar Registration - Zoom What are you waiting for? Go ahead and register to attend the FREE online conference on the 8th and 9th of December. You can also take a look at the official conference schedule! Conference Schedule - EIO 2020
We would like to invite all interested parties to attend the FREE online conference “European Investigation Order – Practical Dilemmas and Theoretical Considerations”. Prosecutors, judges, attorneys and academics from multiple EU Member States will share best practices and identify key shortcomings of the European Investigation Order. Presentations will be held by invited speakers from Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Portugal and Macedonia. Facebook event is available HERE. Online registration and finalized schedule of the conference and will be available soon! We can however already provide a sneak peek into the preliminary conference schedule (may be subject to some minor [...]
Recently, the CJEU got its first chance to interpret some provision of the Directive 2014/41/EU regarding the European Investigation Order in criminal matters. The ruling (C-324/17, Gavanozov, 24 October 2019) concerns difficulties which the Specialised Criminal Court of Bulgaria encountered difficulties in completing Section J of the EIO form set out in Annex A to Directive 2014/41, which deals with legal remedies. The referring court noticed that Bulgarian law does not provide for any legal remedy against decisions ordering a search, a seizure or the hearing of witnesses. The referring court in Bulgaria therefore asked, »in essence, whether Article 5(1) of [...]