14 to 15 May 2020 Leiden, Netherlands

Conference on extradiction and surrender

Published 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Leiden University, Utrecht University and Maastricht University are organizing a two day conference on extradition and surrender, offering a venue for practitioners and young scholars to exchange experiences and ideas on these subject matters. It aims to:

  • Identify current trends and issues in both extradition law and the European arrest warrant mechanism (EAW)
  • Identify the further impact (or: side-effects, such as harmonising effects) of recent case-law on extradition and surrender on national criminal law and procedure
  • Discuss potential approaches to occurring and recurring obstacles to extradition and surrender
  • Discuss possible future initiatives in the areas of extradition and surrender
  • Involve practitioners and early-career researchers and offer the latter a platform to discuss their ideas with senior experts

The dual theme of the conference is scrutinized from three different angles, which build three streams, both at the plenary sessions and in the working groups.

The first stream focuses on trends and issues in extradition law. This includes the current legal frameworks in treaties and national legislation, including national case-law on the matter. This stream also offers an opportunity to discuss the impact of fundamental rights concerns on extradition and relevant ECtHR case law dealing with such concerns. As a second stream the conference takes a look at trends and issues in surrender law, covering the current legal framework of the European arrest warrant (EAW). Topics may include the impact of rule of law concerns on actual surrender and the position of competent authorities in that regard. This stream also offers the possibility to discuss side-effects (such as harmonizing effects) of the EAW Framework Decision and CJEU case-law on the matter. The third stream focuses on common issues on extradition and surrender. This includes issues occurring in both extradition and surrender, or issues that have an impact on both cooperation mechanisms (such as Petruhhin and beyond). Topics in this stream may also compare trends in extradition and surrender. 

For details about the conference programme, fees and registration, please navigate to the event website.