The resistance towards alternative measures to European Arrest Warrants for prosecution


This webinar focuses on the obstacles to the use of the European Supervision Order (ESO) and the European Investigation Order (EIO) as alternative instruments to the EAW and pre-trial detention. Why are states reluctant to implement these instruments? Why are they still largely ignored by practitioners?
The discussion also aims to identify any promising practices in the use of ESOs and EIOs, notably with regard to the current plans to digitalise justice across Europe.

For more information, see the executive summary of our recent research aimed at identifying the obstacles to the use of alternative measures, focusing on Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland and Luxembourg:…

Moderator: Cecilia Rizcallah, Vising Professor, Université Saint Louis / Postdoctoral researcher, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research /
EAW-ALT Project Partner for Belgium
Speakers: Lukáš Starý, Chair of the Board on Relations with Partners and
National Member for Czechia, EUROJUST
James McGuill, Lawyer, Macguill & Company and Vice President of
the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
Fabrizia Bemer, International Judiciary Cooperation, Public
Prosecutor’s Office of Florence, Italy
Vânia Costa Ramos, Lawyer, Carlos Pinto de Abreu e Associados
and Vice Chair of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)