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16th November 2021
External Relations & Trade Institutional law Justice & Litigation

European Arrest Warrant provisions in EU-UK Withdrawal and Trade Agreements are binding on Ireland, Court of Justice rules

The Court of Justice’s Grand Chamber ruled today in Governor of Cloverhill Prison and others (C-479/21 PPU) that the provisions for the continuation of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in the United Kingdom contained in the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the EU and the UK are binding on Ireland.

As previously reported on EU Law Live here, the case at issue concerns two subjects who were arrested and subsequently remained in custody in Ireland pursuant to an EAW issued by UK authorities. After a series of appeals where it was argued that they were unlawfully imprisoned on the grounds that the EAW regime no longer applied between Ireland and the UK, the Irish Supreme Court referred a que

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