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Guest Lecture on the European Arrest Warrant

Judge John Edwards

On Thursday 31st March The Hon. Mr Justice John Edwards, Judge of the Court of Appeal, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, delivered a guest lecture on the European Arrest Warrant.  Attendees benefited from Mr Justice Edwards lecture which explained that the European Arrest Warrant, which is built upon a foundation of mutual trust and confidence, replaced the previous lengthy extradition procedures within the EU. It improves and simplifies judicial procedures designed to surrender persons to another state for the purpose of conducting a criminal prosecution or executing a custodial sentence.


Dr Ger Coffey, Course Director of the LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice master’s programme, who organised the guest lecture said:


“We are very grateful to Mr Justice Edwards who gave a very informative talk on the European Arrest Warrant procedure with particular reference to the principles of mutual recognition, mutual trust and confidence between the judicial authorities of Member States when dealing with applications for the arrest and surrender of a person to another state. Students gained valuable insights into this important area of criminal justice and benefited enormously from the exchange of ideas during the discussion that followed the presentation.”


The event was very well attended by students, faculty and staff from the School of Law.


Pictured above: Dr Ger Coffey and Mr Justice John Edwards.