Study on the Future of Mutual Recognition in Criminal Matters in the European Union: National Report: Denmark

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Practitioners in the criminal justice system are fairly content with the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes based on the principle of mutual recognition of judicial decisions. This is the result of a survey published by Professor of Criminal Law Jørn Vestergaard and research asststant Silvia Adamo from The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.

In recent years, the principle  of mutual recognition has become a cornerstone in police and criminal law cooperation between Member States. In particular, the European Arrest Warrant has come to play an important role. The pivotal point in an extradition case is the judicial decision issued in the requesting country. The conditions for surrender are less burdensome than previously, and the process is speedy. Similar schemes have been introduced regarding fines, confiscation and evidence but have so far only been of minor practical relevance.

As part of a comprehensive European study, a national survey has been conducted on the perception among leading representatives for the police, the prosecution service, defenders and judiciary regarding the new rules.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Law - Police and policing, Criminal Law, Europeanization, Mutual recognition, european Arrest Warrant, Arrest Warrant, extradition

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