Category: Ireland

26th Oct 2020

Ireland suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

Ireland is the latest country to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to the passing of China’s new controversial National Security Law. The new law criminalises, among other things, acts of subversion or undermining the power of authority of central government. The maximum sentence for subversion is life imprisonment. The law also […]

15th Oct 2020

Irish court refuses third French request to extradite Ian Bailey

The Irish High Court has, for the third time, refused French authorities’ request to extradite Ian Bailey to serve a 25 year sentence for the murder of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Planitier in Schull, West Cork in 1996. The first request for Mr Bailey’s extradition was made in 2010 but the decision to order […]

12th Jun 2020

Eamon Harrison loses latest challenge to extradition

The Irish Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court to order Eamon Harrison’s extradition to the UK. Mr Harrison is sought to stand trial on 39 counts of manslaughter and one count of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, following the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals found in a trailer in Essex […]

13th Feb 2020

Eamonn Harrison granted leave to appeal against extradition

A High Court judge in Dublin has granted Eamon Harrison permission to appeal against the decision to order his extradition to the UK last month. Mr Harrison is facing 39 charges of manslaughter and two conspiracy charges in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrant workers found in a refrigerated container in Essex on […]

25th Jan 2020

Eamonn Harrison to be extradited to UK

The High Court in Dublin has ruled in favour of the extradition of Eamonn Harrison. Mr Harrison is facing 39 charges of manslaughter and two conspiracy charges in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrant workers found in a refrigerated container in Essex on 23 October 2019. Mr Harrison’s lawyers argued that there was […]

17th Dec 2019

France renews attempt to extradite Ian Bailey

On Monday 16 December, Ian Bailey was arrested and subsequently granted bail after the High Court in Dublin gave effect to a European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) issued by French Authorities. This is the third warrant issued for Mr Bailey’s extradition in relation to the 1996 murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co […]

11th Nov 2019

Eamon Harrison faces extradition to UK from Republic of Ireland

Eamon Harrison, a 22 year old lorry driver for Northern Ireland has appeared in court facing extradition to the UK from the Republic of Ireland on charges of manslaughter, conspiracy to commit human trafficking and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were discovered in a lorry […]

4th Jun 2019

Ian Bailey convicted of murder, in absentia, by French Court

On 31 March 2019, a Parisian Court convicted Englishman Ian Bailey of the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier and sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment. Mrs Toscan du Plantier’s body was discovered in 1996 in West Cork, Ireland. Mr Bailey was convicted in his absence after French Authorities failed to have him […]

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