From 24 – 25 June 2024, the “International Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant” seminar took place at Lago d’iseo (Italy), attended by defence lawyers, courts, prosecutors, ministries and academics from various jurisdictions involved in extradition law.

During the event, current decisions and developments in extradition law were discussed from various perspectives. This included reports from the respective legal systems (including Scotland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the USA, Germany, Australia, Switzerland and Portugal), as well as case studies and grounds for refusal in extradition proceedings with regard to fundamental rights. Lawyer Rechtanwalt Dr. Jan-Carl Janssen presented a German perspective on the limits of mutual legal assistance with regard to Section 73 IRG.

§ 73 IRG states:

“The provision of mutual legal assistance and the transmission of data without a request shall be inadmissible if it would contradict fundamental principles of the German legal system. In the case of requests under Parts Eight, Nine, Ten and Thirteen, the provision of mutual legal assistance shall be inadmissible if the execution would be contrary to the principles contained in Article 6 of the Treaty on European Union.”



The lawyers Dr. Jan-Carl Janssen and Jan-Georg Wenneker advise and defend clients in extradition law cases.