[I know there is an allied thread re the Bailey case but I feel the issues raised are wider and would ask the mods not to merge the threads.]
The recent High court endorsement of a European Arrest Warrant [EAW] sets a legal precedent for the arrest of any Irish citizen suspected of involvement in a crime in Ireland that a foreign government deems to be a crime in their country.
Any Irish citizen suspected of robbing a Frenchman in Dublin can now theoretically be arrested should the French government decree that robbing French citizens anywhere in the world is a crime.
This incorrect and highly undesireable legal precedent has been established.
It is a great pity that the parties involved in this frightening new legal development did not appeal the lawfulness of the suspects arrest to the Supreme Court.
Should Turkey become EU members and should Sharia Law become enshrined in that Islamic state nobody anywhere in Ireland will be safe
from the depradations of extremism now bolstered up by this incredibly
careless legal decision.
<Mod> This thread has been merged with "European Arrest Warrant undermine jurisdiction over domestic crime and the cr". </Mod>