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Subjects of German EAWs given “get out of jail free” card

By Emily Casswell

28 May 2019

Subjects of German EAWs given “get out of jail free” card Luxembourg City is the home to the European Court of Justice (Credit: iStock/carterdayne)

The European Court of Justice has found that the procedures that German public prosecutor’s offices use to issue European arrest warrants do not meet European standards, a decision that invalidates all EAWs issued by German public prosecutors.