European Arrest Warrant Surrender Ordered where Respondent’s Personal Circumstances were Not so ‘Truly Exceptional’ as to Justify a Refusal

James Cross BL, Decisis

August 2, 2022

Minister for Justice v Brunins [2022] IEHC 419 (High Court (General), Burns J (Paul), 20 June 2022)

The High Court, on foot of a European arrest warrant, ordered the surrender of the respondent to Latvia, on the grounds that: the respondent’s personal circumstances were not so ‘truly exceptional’ as to justify a refusal of surrender; and therefore the court is not satisfied that there were substantial grounds for believing that there was a real risk that, if surrendered, the respondent’s conditions of detention would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights or in breach of his right to bodily integrity or any other rights under the Constitution.

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