An individual subject of two UK European arrest warrants, arrested in Ireland, raised objections to his surrender to the UK on the basis, amongst other things, of issues related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
The High Court of Ireland ruled against RO on all of his points of objection, other than the issues of the consequences of Brexit. It therefore asked the Court of Justice whether, in light of the UK on 29 March 2017 having given notice of its intention to withdraw from the EU, and the uncertainty as to the arrangements which will be put in place after the UK’s withdrawal, it is required to decline to surrender to the UK a person subject to a EAW whose surrender would otherwise be required.
In an opinion dated 7/8/2018, the Advocate General Szpunar argues that the UK’s decision to leave the EU should not affect the execution of a European arrest warrant issued by it.
Cf. Advocate General’s full Opinion in Case C-327/18 PPU, dated 7/8/2018, http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=204757&pageIndex=0&doclang=fr&mode=doc&dir=&occ=first&cid=546820