On 18 July, the Constitutional Court declared German legislation on the European Arrest Warrant void for not providing a judicial remedy against the execution of the warrant and for not sufficiently protecting German citizens against extradition to third countries. On 27 July, the Court also annulled a law that allowed the police to carry out preventive surveillance of telecommunications, to combat terrorism and organized crime. The Court found that the law failed to require clear and concrete grounds for suspecting a person is planning to commit a serious offence before carrying out the surveillance.

Court Statement (E) Judgment (18 July – German) Judgment (27 July – German)

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