Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 16 November 2010.

Gaetano Mantello.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart - Germany.

Reference for a preliminary ruling - Judicial cooperation in criminal matters - European arrest warrant - Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA - Article 3(2) - Ne bis in idem - Concept of the ‘same acts’ - Possibility for the executing judicial authority to refuse to execute a European arrest warrant - Final judgment in the issuing Member State - Possession of narcotic drugs - Trafficking in narcotic drugs - Criminal organisation.

Case C-261/09.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
15/01/2011 Mantello
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2010:683
16/11/2010 Mantello
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2010:683
16/11/2010 Mantello
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2010:501
07/09/2010 Mantello
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Application (OJ)
12/09/2009 Mantello
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Reports of Cases

2010 I-11477

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart – Interpretation of Article 3(2) of Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States (OJ 2002 L 190, p. 1) – Principle of ‘ne bis in idem’ at national level – Whether executing judicial authority may refuse to execute a European arrest warrant issued for the purpose of conducting a criminal prosecution concerning acts some of which have already been subject to final disposal at trial in the issuing Member State – Concept of ‘the same acts’ – Situation in which all the facts on which the European arrest warrant is based were known to the investigating authorities of the issuing Member State at the time of the first criminal proceedings but were not used for tactical reasons relating to the investigation

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.03 Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
      4.06.03.01 Harmonization of laws
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.03 Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
      4.06.03.01 Harmonization of laws


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 14/07/2009

Date of the Opinion

  • 07/09/2010

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

16/11/2010


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 220 from 12.09.2009, p.25

Judgment: OJ C 13 from 15.01.2011, p.13

Name of the parties

Mantello

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kauff-Gazin, Fabienne: Principe ne bis in idem dans le cadre de l'émission d'un mandat d'arrêt européen, Europe 2011 Janvier Comm. nº 1 p.22 (FR)
  2. Aubert, Michel ; Broussy, Emmanuelle ; Donnat, Francis: Chronique de jurisprudence de la CJUE. Mandat d'arrêt européen - Ne bis in idem, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2011 nº 5 p.266-267 (FR)
  3. Rathgeber, Christian: Auslegung des Merkmals «dieselbe Handlung» des Tatbestands über Zulässigkeitsvoraussetzungen im Rahmenbeschluss über den Europäischen Haftbefehl, European Law Reporter 2011 nº 1 p.30-33 (DE)
  4. Plastina, Nadia: Può disporsi la consegna in base a un MAE se i fatti diversi erano già conosciuti dal giudice nazionale che ha giudicato?, Cassazione penale 2011 p.1215-1222 (IT)
  5. Weyembergh, Anne: Arrêts "I.B." et "Mantello": le mandat d'arrêt européen, Journal des tribunaux / droit européen 2011 nº 177 p.71-73 (FR)
  6. Ouwerkerk, Jannemieke: Case C-261/09, Criminal proceedings against Gaetano Mantello, Judgment of the Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 16 November 2010, Common Market Law Review 2011 Vol.48 nº 5 p.1687-1701 (EN)
  7. Hava García, Esther: TJUE - Sentencia de 16.11.2010 (Gran Sala), Gaetano Mantello, C-261/09 - "Cooperación judicial en materia penal - Orden de detención europea - Decisión marco 2002/584/JAI - Artículo 3.2 - Non bis in idem - Concepto de los "mismos hechos" - Sentencia firme en el Estado miembro emisor" - Contenido del principio non bis in idem en el Derecho de la Unión, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo 2011 nº 39 p.523-540 (ES)
  8. Koutsangelou, Giannis: Evropaion Politeia 2011 p.158-162 (EL)
  9. Viada, Natacha G.: Jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea – Sentencia de 16 de noviembre de 2010, Asunto C-261/09, Gaetano Mantello, Revista Jurídica de Catalunya 2011 nº 2 p.551-555 (ES)
  10. Giertl, Adam: Rozsudok "Mantello", Výber z rozhodnutí Súdneho dvora Európskych spoločenstiev 2012 p.65-68 (SK)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart - Germany

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French