Competing request - same conduct

Republic of Austria

Austria - Federal law on judicial cooperation in criminal matters with the Member States of the European Union (EN/DE) 2004 (2020)

Chapter II
European Arrest Warrant and Surrender Procedures between Member States

Part Three
Procedure for Approval of Surrender

European Arrest Warrants by Several Member States
ยง 22. (1) If two or several Member States request the execution of a European arrest warrant against one and the same person, the court shall take a decision, considering all circumstances, which European arrest warrant shall be given priority. These circumstances shall include, in particular, the gravity of the act, the place of the offence, the time at which the European arrest warrant was issued, as well as the circumstance whether the arrest warrant was issued for conducting criminal prosecution or for enforcing a custodial sentence or a preventive measure involving deprivation of liberty. An opinion by Euro-just may be obtained prior to taking a decision.

Rome Statute

Article 90 Competing requests

3. Where a determination under paragraph 2 (a) has not been made, the requested State may, at its discretion, pending the determination of the Court under paragraph 2 (b), proceed to deal with the request for extradition from the requesting State but shall not extradite the person until the Court has determined that the case is inadmissible. The Court's determination shall be made on an expedited basis.

4. If the requesting State is a State not Party to this Statute the requested State, if it is not under an international obligation to extradite the person to the requesting State, shall give priority to the request for surrender from the Court, if the Court has determined that the case is admissible.