Reference for Preliminary Ruling on Detention Conditions by Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
22 June 2018
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl

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)