In re Proceedings against Lopes Da Silva Jorge – WLR Daily

Posted September 13th, 2012 in detention, drug trafficking, EC law, law reports, sentencing, warrants by tracey

In re  Proceedings against Lopes Da Silva Jorge: (Case C-42/11);   [2012] WLR (D)  263

“Article 4(6) of Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states and article 18FEU meant that, although a member state might, in transposing article 4(6), decide to limit the situations in which an executing judicial authority might refuse to surrender a person who fell within the scope of that provision, it could not automatically and absolutely exclude from its scope the nationals of other member states staying or resident in its territory irrespective of their connections with it. The national court was required, taking into consideration the whole body of domestic law and applying the interpretative methods recognised by it, to interpret that law, so far as possible, in the light of the wording and the purpose of Framework Decision 2002/584, with a view to ensuring that the Framework Decision was fully effective and achieved an outcome consistent with the objective pursued by it.”

WLR Daily, 5th September 2012