Is European justice in crisis?
Tthe countries presented themselves as closed fortresses, protected by the principle of non-interference.
Who remembers the Pinochet indictment? The one in which -then- Magistrate Baltasar Garzón Real had tried to obtain his extradition.
The traditional structure available to countries to investigate crimes has to change-
"Ubisocietas, ibiius," a well-known Latin aphorism pronounces: wherever there is life in society, there is the Right.
There are reasons to continue maintaining Europeanist optimism but we should not ignore a reality that is not exempt from difficulties.
The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice establishes the rules of mutual trust, mutual recognition of judicial decisions among the Member States.
With all the tension occurring over the Catalonia issue, we waited with baited breath for Carlos Lesmes's discourse, president of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary, at the inception of the Judicial Year.
On March 21st, 2018, the Spanish justice issued a European arrest warrant against the president of the Catalonian regional government, Carles Puigdemont.
The institution of the European arrest warrant and surrender procedures was created in 2002 by a Framework Decision of the Council in the European Union.
A territorial modification, such as the separation of part of the national territory to constitute a new country, entails consequences for the membership of an international organization such as the European Union.