Minister for Justice v. O'Connor: A Decisive Moment for the Future of the EAW in the UK

Saenz Perez, Cristina (2018) Minister for Justice v. O'Connor: A Decisive Moment for the Future of the EAW in the UK. European Papers, 3 (2). pp. 1017-1026. ISSN 2499-8249

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Abstract

The Irish Supreme Court (IESC) decided to lodge a request for a preliminary ruling with the CJEU in Minister for Justice v. O’Connor on February 1st. The IESC enquired the CJEU about the possibility of surrendering individuals to the UK who will be imprisoned beyond the date on which this country will withdraw from the EU. The doubts arise, in this case, due to the uncertainty surrounding the legal framework applicable after this date. This preliminary ruling could have important ramifications for the functioning of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in a post-Brexit scenario and until a bilateral agreement between the EU and the UK is concluded. The goal of this Insight is to analyse some of these implications, especially in connection with the protection of fundamental rights amid the uncertainty concerning the guarantees applicable after Brexit, and to examine impact of this case within the wider EAW scheme.

Keywords:Brexit, European Union, EU law, AFSJ, European Court of Justice, Criminal law
Subjects:M Law > M120 European Union Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:42555
Deposited On:21 Oct 2020 11:04

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