Extradition



Extradition request to be 'terminated' after Russia fails to respond to concerns about prisons and trial rights

A failure by Russian authorities to respond to the High Court’s concerns about prison conditions and fair trial rights in Russia has resulted in the immediate “termination” of an extradition request.

Published 2 April 2020

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant

The UK is to withdraw from the European arrest warrant scheme.

Published 28 February 2020

High Court: Surrender of man convicted in absentia cannot be ordered unless it is 'unequivocally established' trial date was known

An application for the surrender of a man sought by Romania under a European Arrest Warrant has been refused in the High Court.

Published 20 January 2020

High Court: Men challenging extradition to Northern Ireland refused discovery of evidence gathered by gardaí

Two men challenging their surrender to Northern Ireland to face trial for the attempted murder of two PSNI officers have had their applications for discovery of evidence gathered by gardaí dismissed in the High Court.

Published 4 December 2019

Supreme Court: Systemic deficiencies in the independence of Poland’s judiciary not sufficient to refuse man’s surrender

A man who objected to his surrender to Poland on the basis of systemic breaches to the rule of law which would impact his fair trial rights has had his appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Published 13 November 2019

High Court: Man facing extradition fails to establish Article 3 ECHR breach

A man facing extradition to Poland under a European Arrest Warrant has had arguments based on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights rejected in the High Court.

Published 12 November 2019

High Court: Man who accumulated 47 convictions in under two years loses challenge to removal order

A man who accumulated a total of 47 convictions between October 2015 and March 2017 has lost his challenge against the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a removal order and a five-year exclusion order against him.

Published 7 August 2019

Human rights commission appears before Supreme Court in Celmer extradition case

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) appeared before the Supreme Court yesterday in the landmark Artur Celmer case concerning the European Arrest Warrants system and the right to a fair trial.

Published 31 July 2019

Bill providing for cross-border recognition of bail decisions to be published

Draft legislation providing for cross-border recognition of bail decisions and the monitoring of bail conditions is set to be published.

Published 19 July 2019

Court of Appeal: John Downey loses appeal against order for his surrender to Northern Ireland

A man accused of offences relating to a car bomb in 1972 which killed two members of the UDR has lost an appeal against an order for his surrender on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

Published 10 July 2019

High Court: Judge refuses to make an order for surrender of man to Poland under European Arrest Warrant

The High Court has refused to grant an order for the surrender of a man to Poland pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant issued in 2018.

Published 19 June 2019

Judges in Netherlands refuse to extradite man to Britain over 'inhuman and degrading' prison conditions

Judges in the Netherlands have refused to extradite a suspected drugs smuggler to the UK over concerns that conditions at HMP Liverpool are "inhuman and degrading", the Liverpool Echo reports.

Published 13 May 2019

Man who fled to Ireland after 31 years in jail to be extradited back to UK

A High Court judge has surrendered for extradition a man who absconded to Ireland after spending 31 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was a child.

Published 3 May 2019

Human rights commission to intervene in Artur Celmer case concerning extradition to Poland

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has been granted liberty to exercise its amicus curiae function in a landmark Supreme Court case concerning a man sought by Polish authorities under a European Arrest Warrant.

Published 10 April 2019

Supreme Court: Man accused of facilitating access to child pornography loses extradition appeal

A man who has been accused of creating a website facilitating access to child pornography, and whose surrender to the United States has been ordered, has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court in which he raised issues with the role of the Minister for Justice and Equality under the Extradition Act 1965.

Published 21 March 2019