JUDr. Eva Szabová, interná doktorandka Katedry trestného práva a kriminológie, Právnická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity v Trnave, email: eva.szabova@truni.sk

The paper tries to identify major insufficiencies of the European Arrest Warrant ensuing from its implementation in practice. Consequently it analyzes in detail these insufficiencies, pointing to their impact on the protection and respect to fundamental human rights of persons who are wanted on the basis of the European Arrest Warrant. The paper is also critical of the European Union as regards the lack of activity in removing the above mentioned insufficiencies, and at the same time tries to propose the most appropriate ways of solution.