Transnational criminal justice instruments and the management of ‘unwanted’ EU nationals: An introduction

AGNIESZKA MARTYNOWICZ, Witold Klaus, Jose A. Brandariz

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores several EU law instruments aimed at enabling the cross-border cooperation of national criminal justice authorities in prosecuting and punishing criminal offences in cases where actors from different jurisdictions are involved. It explores in more detail the aforementioned aspects of transnational justice and forced mobility practices. The book then discusses the process of transposition of Framework Decision 909 in Italy, highlighting Italian authorities’ attempted use of this legal device to create conditions to transfer foreign national prisoners out of Italy to deal with long-criticised overcrowding problems in the country's prison system. It also focuses on the analysis of the workings of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The book provides a detailed analysis of the Court of Justice of the European Union cases relating to the refusal grounds in the execution of the EAW.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForced Mobility of EU Citizens
Subtitle of host publicationTransnational criminal justice instruments and the management of 'unwanted' EU nationals
EditorsJose A Brandariz, Witold Klaus, Agnieszka Martynowicz
Place of PublicationOxon and New York
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-25458-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-18453-1, 978-1-032-18450-0
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameDirections and Developments in Criminal Justice and Law


  • EU migration
  • forced migration
  • transfer of prisoners
  • deportation
  • European Arrest Warrant
  • transnational justice

Research Groups

  • Migration Working Group - North West


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