Extradition Law

Our Superior Court Section is considered leaders in the area of Extradition Law in Ireland and always endeavour to promote the interest of our clients. We have access to translators and services which enable us to provide strong and accurate advice in a language of the client’s preference.

Extradition is the process by which one State seeks the transfer of an individual from Ireland in respect to Criminal Proceedings. Extradition cases are generally brought by the Minister for Justice and Equality on behalf of the issuing State under the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003 or the Extradition Act 1965.

We have represented many Respondents who have been subject to Extradition Proceedings before the High Court. This is an area of law whereby there are limited grounds to object and prevent the request by the issuing State, particularly involving European Arrest Warrants, whereby there is a mutual understanding and a presumption of extradition amongst EU Member States.

In circumstances whereby surrender has been inevitable we have successfully obtained assurances by the issuing State before any transfer takes place. Notwithstanding this, where instructed, we have aggressively opposed applications and have sought the opinions of leading experts to substantiate our concerns under European Convention on Human Rights 1950.