In Rights We Trust

Cases concerning the execution of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) provide seemingly endless material for new questions of fundamental importance to the relationship of the multiple constitutional layers in Europe. In a barely noted judgment in the case of Romeo Castaño v. Belgium, the European Court of Human Rights has now added an important piece to this puzzle. The judgment indicates that, in the light of other recent jurisprudence of both the Court of Justice of the EU and the ECtHR, both Courts are on their way to find a workable framework to address some of the issues in this field.

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Ein Rückschritt im Dialog der Gerichte: Der BGH übergeht den EGMR

Der Dialog zwischen dem BGH in Karlsruhe und dem EGMR hat spätestens seit den Caroline-Urteilen aus Straßburg gut funktioniert. In einem Urteil aus dem letzten Monat scheint der III. Zivilsenat des BGH dagegen den Blick über den Rhein zu scheuen. Bei der Frage, ob ein Verstoß gegen die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention vorliegt, verlässt er sich ausschließlich auf seine eigene Rechtsprechung und übergeht den EGMR.

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Talk to me like Lawyers do – Celmer returns to the High Court of Ireland

The Celmer case is back before the High Court of Ireland, which gave a further judgment on 01 August 2018. The decision provides a first insight into the practical application of the CJEU’s ruling, most notably its encouragement of executing judicial authorities to enter into dialogue.

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