Europe warns Irish government over delays in extradition

European Commission gives legal warning, saying state is too slow to extradite criminal suspects

8th November, 2020
Europe warns Irish government over delays in extradition
Of the 109 people extradited by the High Court last year, the process took longer than the maximum 60 or 90 day time limits for 59 of them

The European Commission has issued a legal warning to the government for being too slow to extradite criminal suspects.

Under the European Arrest Warrant system, suspects who are wanted in other EU countries must be extradited within two or three months, but this timeline is not being met in many cases in Ireland due to delays in the court process.

Figures from the Department of Justice, show that 59 of the 109 people extradited by...

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