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Extradition through the Lens of Brexit: The UK, Ireland and Future Prospects

O'Meara, Noreen (2020) Extradition through the Lens of Brexit: The UK, Ireland and Future Prospects Irish Journal of European Law, 22 (1). pp. 47-65.

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This paper considers the impact of Brexit on extradition, with particular reference to the UK-Ireland extradition relationship, and the UK's post-Brexit extradition prospects. Reflecting on the evolution of the culture of extradition between Ireland and the UK offers a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics at stake. CJEU perspectives on challenges to the execution of arrest warrants on human rights grounds, in the context of Brexit, and political moves in renegotiating extradition, will be fundamental to the development and success of future arrangements. This paper argues that future UK-Ireland extradition need not be a crisis scenario, if strong efforts are made to mitigate risks. All future options involve elements of regression from the existing EAW framework - drawbacks which are already playing out during transition. It is imperative that judicial and political authorities involved in post-Brexit extradition are pragmatic when discharging duties, and overcoming the problems likely to arise, on whatever basis future extradition arrangements take shape.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
O'Meara, Noreenn.o'
Date : 30 April 2020
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2020 Irish Journal of European Law
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 29 Apr 2020 17:23
Last Modified : 01 May 2020 12:15

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