UK (Queen Mary University of London) Queen Mary joins Turing University Network

When: Thursday, December 9, 2021 – Friday, December 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Online



Join the annual ECLAN conference, organised by the University of Westminster and Queen Mary University of London.

The conference will take place online on Zoom. Once you book your ticket, the link to the event will be sent to you closer to the date.

If you require any further information, please contact Prof Adam Lazowski at

Programme of the Conference:

Thursday 9 December 2021

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome from Professor Luke Mason (Head of the Westminster Law School) and Professor Penny Green (Head of the Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London)

13:15-14:00 Keynote speech: Twenty years of the European Arrest Warrant – an odyssey inmutual trust to an unknown destination – Eleanor Sharpston QC

14:00-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-16:00 Panel I – The European Arrest Warrant at Kirchberg: The Role of the Court of Justice

Chair: Professor Katalin Ligeti (University of Luxembourg)


  • Setting the Parameters of Mutual Recognition – Professor Anne Weyembergh (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Urgent Preliminary Ruling Procedure in Practice – Professor Sara Iglesias Sánchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Creating a Conceptual Level-Playing Field: Autonomous Concepts – Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas (Queen Mary University of London)

16:00-16:15: Coffee break

16:15-17:45: Panel II – Fundamental Rights and the European Arrest Warrant

Chair: Professor Sabine Gless (Universität Basel)


  • Fundamental Rights in the Operation of the European Arrest Warrant – Professor Pedro Caeiro (Universidade de Coimbra)
  • Rule of Law Crisis and the European Arrest Warrant: is this the End of Mutual – Professor Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov (Central European University)
  • Harmonisation in the field of Defence Rights – Professor Silvia Allegrezza (University of Luxembourg)

Friday 10 December 2021

11:00-13:00: Panel III – Constitutional principles of the Member States, national diversity, and the European Arrest Warrant

Chair: Professor Araceli Turmo (Université de Nantes)


  • The EAW and National Constitutional Identity- the approach of German Constitutional Court – Professor Frank Meyer (Universität Zürich)
  • Constitutional Identity in European Criminal Law- from Melloni to Taricco – Professor Rosaria Sicurella (Università di Catania)
  • Dual Criminality – Professor Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
  • The EAW and National & European Citizenship – Dr Leandro Mancano (University of Edinburgh)

13.00-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15:30: Panel IV – External Dimension of the European Arrest Warrant

Chair: Professor Robert Kert (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)


  • Post-Brexit Arrest Warrant Modus Operandi – Professor Adam Lazowski (University of Westminster)
  • Norway Arrest Warrant in Operation – Dr Annika Suominen (Stockholmsuniversitet)
  • Pre-accession Policy as a Vehicle for building the Mutual Trust – Dr Marloes Spreeuw (University of Westminster)
  • Extradition to third countries: Petruhhin and follow up case-law – Dr Miguel João Costa (Advisor at the Constitutional Court of Portugal; Guest Lecturer at Faculty of Law, UCILeR, Univ Coimbra)