Reference for Preliminary Ruling on Detention Conditions by Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
Following the judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court blaming the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg for not having sufficiently taken into account a person’s right to a lawful judge, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg lodged a reference for a preliminary ruling to the CJEU. The decision was taken on 8 February 2018. The case is referred to as C-128/18 (Dorobantu) at the CJEU.
The Higher Regional Court seeks clarification from the CJEU by posing numerous questions related to the minimum standards of detention conditions pursuant to Art. 4 CFR and the effects of these standards on the presumption of a “real risk” of fundamental rights violation.
An English summary of the Higher Regional Court’s decision has been provided by the lawyer Dr. Anna Oehmichen and can be retrieved here. (TW)