Irish Supreme Court Refuses Extradition Citing Brexit as a Bar

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Friday, February 9, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On February 1, 2018, the Ireland’s Supreme Court  delivered its decision in the case Minister for Justice and Equality v. O’Connor. The Court refused to extradite an Irish businessman to the United Kingdom upon a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the London court. At the same time, the Court ruled that the case should be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg.