This page contains cases of European arrest warrants, which have been handled by our office.
The summaries of the decisions are presented in Greek.

Piraeus Appeals Council 6, 8/2021 (postponement of the hearing of an extradition request in Albania - detention of a wanted person is lifted)

By its decision of 6/2021, the Piraeus Appeals Council postponed the examination of an extradition request from Albania concerning an accused in a drug trafficking case until another pending case against him is heard in Greece, as it could not be determined whether his extradition would be contrary to article 32 of the Assistance Convention between Greece and Albania in conjunction with article 438 para. 1a of the old Code of Criminal Procedure. Subsequently, the Council, in its supplementary decision No 8/2021, ordered the removal of the detention of the requested person.

Supreme Court 319/2021 (rejection of European Investigation Order from Poland)

The Supreme Court annulled the Athens Appeals Council's judgment rejecting our objections to a European Investigation Order (EIO) from Poland. The EIO concerned a defendant's plea in a case of grievous bodily harm 23 years ago, which was converted into attempted murder one month before the 20-year limitation period expired. The Supreme Court ruled that the Polish authorities should have sent the entire case file translated into Greek.
It should be noted that the Prosecutor of the Supreme Court had proposed that 6 of the 8 grounds of revision, which concerned a number of violations of articles of the ECHR, be accepted.
After referring the case to the Athens Appeals Council, the latter rejected Poland's EIO.


This page contains the main issues that our office deals with in applications before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Our presentation regards the domains where we've applied more than once before the ECHR.