Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Ceisteanna (339)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

339. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of requests received under the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003 that sought the extradition of persons for murder or attempted murder offences in 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12425/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The European Arrest Warrant provides for an enhanced extradition process within the European Union. It is a valuable mechanism that helps to keep the public across the EU safer, by providing an efficient process for apprehension and transfer of dangerous criminals, including those suspected of involvement in the offences of murder or attempted murder as referred to by the Deputy.

The following table sets out the number of requests which have been received under the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003, seeking the extradition of persons for murder or attempted murder offences, in the years requested by the Deputy.

Year

Number of relevant requests

2019

57

2020 (as of 18 June)

21

Questions Nos. 340 to 346, inclusive, answered with Question No. 338.