Ireland’s Supreme Court refuses EAW issued by the UK because of Brexit

Ireland’s Supreme Court refused to surrender Mr Thomas Joseph O’Connor to the UK last Friday over concerns about Brexit. Mr O’Connor was sentenced for tax fraud in the UK, but then fled to the UK. The Irish Supreme Court has referred a question to the European Court of Justice concerning the possibility of executing the EAW […]

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General view of the buildings of the Court of Justice of the European Communities

ECJ: Member states are not obliged to grant their citizens and other EU citizens the same protections in extradition cases

The European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the extradition by Latvia of Aleksei Petruhhin, an Estonian citizen, to Russia does not contravene the principles of non-discrimination under EU law. Specifically, the Court ruled that a member state is not required to grant a national of another member state who is the subject of […]

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