ECJ EU Criminal Law Cases Overview

Case Information Subject Matter Stage of Proceedings
C-648/20 PPU
Party

PI

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom)

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Urgent preliminary ruling procedure – Judicial cooperation in criminal matters – European arrest warrant – Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA – Article 8(1)(c) – European arrest warrant issued by the public prosecutor’s office of a Member State for the purposes of a criminal prosecution on the …

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European Arrest Warrant
Request Opinion Judgement
C-601/20
Party

SOVIM

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Tribunal d'arrondissement - Luxembourg

Interpretation of Directive 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing - Limit of public access to information of beneficial owners of a company - Luxembourgish "Register for Beneficial Owners" (RBO) - infringements of the right to respect …

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Fundamental Rights Money Laundering Data Protection
Request
C-569/20
Party

IR

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad, Bulgaria

Investigative measures carried out in absentia - interpretation and scope of Art. 8(2)(b) in conjunction with recitals 36 to 39 of Directive 2016/343 and Art. 4а(1)(b) in conjunction with recitals 7 to 10 of Framework Decision 2009/299 - sufficiency of legal protection under the Bulgarian Code of Criminal Procedure


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Procedural Safeguards
Request
C-554/20
Party

FU

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Amtsgericht Kehl, Germany

Schengen Borders Code - Identity checks in the vicinity of an internal border of the Schengen area - Possibility of checks without regard to the conduct of the person concerned or the existence of special circumstances - National legal framework on the intensity, frequency and selectivity of checks.


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Schengen Police Cooperation Procedural Safeguards
Request
C-520/20
Party

DB, LY

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Administrativen sad Silistra, Bulgaria

Question referred: Must Article 39 of Council Decision 2007/533/JHA of 12 June 2007 on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), and in particular Article 39(3) thereof, be interpreted as meaning that it allows national rules and administrative practices under which, if the …

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Schengen Judicial Cooperation Data Protection
Request
C-505/20
Party

RR and JG

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad, Bulgaria

Interpretation of Directive 2014/42/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the freezing and confiscation of instrumentalities and proceeds of crime in the European Union - freezing of alleged instrumentalities and alleged proceeds of a criminal offence - rights of accused and third parties


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Financial Penalties
Request
C-486/20
Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Ustavno sodišče Republike Slovenije

Is point 8 of Annex I to Directive (EU) 2016/681 1 compatible with Articles 7 and 8 and the first paragraph of Article 52 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in view of the fact that it is not clear whether it includes only the information …

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Human Rights Issues
Request
C-454/20
Party

Criminal proceedings against AZ

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Rayonen sad Lukovit, Bulgaria

Principle of legality of criminal offences and penalties - National legislation that provides for both administrative and criminal liability for the same act (driving a motor vehicle that is not duly registered) - Proportionality of penalties within the meaning of Art. 49(3) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the …

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Ne bis in idem Procedural Safeguards
Request
C-420/20
Party

Criminal proceedings against HN

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Sofiyski rayonen sad, Bulgaria

Interpretation of Art. 8(1) of Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings - Relationship between a ban under …

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Procedural Safeguards
Request
C-416/20 PPU
Party

TR v Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Hamburg

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg (Higher Regional Court of Hamburg)

Refusal of a European Arrest Warrant for trials in absentia - non-compliance with Art. 8 and 9 of Directive 343/2016 in the issuing Member State - obligations to execute EAWs - flight of the requested person - examination of in absentia constellations - Art. 4a FD EAW as facultative refusal …

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European Arrest Warrant
Request Opinion Judgement
C-414/20
Party

MM

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Specialised Criminal Court, Bulgaria)

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Urgent preliminary ruling procedure – Judicial cooperation in criminal matters – European arrest warrant – Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA – Surrender procedures between Member States – Article 6(1) and Article 8(1)(c) – European arrest warrant issued on the basis of a national measure putting a …

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European Arrest Warrant
Request Opinion Judgement
C-368/20
Party

Appellant: NW

Respondent authority: Landespolizeidirektion Steiermark

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Landesverwaltungsgericht Steiermark (Austria)

Does EU law preclude domestic legislation in the form of consecutive domestic decrees prolonging border control which, cumulatively, allow for the reintroduction of border control for a period which exceeds the two-year time limit laid down in Article 25 and Article 29 of Regulation (EU) 2016/399 1 without a corresponding …

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Schengen
Request Opinion
C-354/20 PPU
Party

L (C‑354/20 PPU),
P (C‑412/20 PPU

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Rechtbank Amsterdam

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Urgent preliminary ruling procedure – Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters – European arrest warrant – Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA – Article 1(3) – Article 6(1) – Surrender procedures between Member States – Conditions for execution – Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European …

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European Arrest Warrant
Request Opinion Judgement
C-338/20
Party

Prokuratura Rejonowa Łódź-Bałuty v D.P.

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Sąd Rejonowy dla Łodzi-Śródmieścia w Łodzi

Does the service on a sentenced person of a decision imposing a financial penalty, without providing a translation into a language which the addressee understands, entitle the authority of the enforcing State to refuse to enforce the decision on the basis of the provisions implementing Article 20(3) of Framework Decision …

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Financial Penalties Procedural Safeguards
Request Opinion Judgement
C-282/20
Party

Criminal proceedings against ZX

Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad, Bulgaria

Compatibility of national criminal procedure law with Art. 6(3) of Directive 2012/13 on the right to information in criminal proceedings and Art. 47 CFR - Lack of a procedural rule for the rectification, after completion of the first hearing in criminal proceedings (preliminary hearing), of substantive ambiguities and shortcomings in …

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Procedural Safeguards
Request Judgement
C-222/20
Type of proceeding
Reference for a preliminary ruling
Referring court

Verwaltungsgericht Wiesbaden

Are Article 21 and Article 67(2) TFEU to be interpreted as meaning that they preclude national legislation (in this case, Paragraph 2(3) of the Gesetz über die Verarbeitung von Fluggastdaten zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie (EU) 2016/681 of 6 June 2017 (Law on the Processing of Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data …

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Law Enforcement Cooperation Data Protection
Request