Min for Justice v Tobin

JurisdictionIreland
CourtHigh Court
JudgeMr Justice Michael Peart
Judgment Date11 February 2011
Neutral Citation[2011] IEHC 72
Date11 February 2011

[2011] IEHC 72

THE HIGH COURT

Record Number: No. 259 Ext./2009
Min for Justice v Tobin

Between:

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Applicant

And

Francis Ciarán Tobin
Respondent

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S10

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 2009 PART II

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 2009 (COMMENCEMENT) (NO 3) ORDER 2009 SI 330/2009

CRIMINAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY S187(1)

CRIMINAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY S187(2)(B)

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S5

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961 S53

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961 S52

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961 S51A

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961 S47

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S38

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S21A

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S22

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S23

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S24

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 PART III

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S10(D)

MIN FOR JUSTICE v MCG (C) UNREP PEART 30.1.2007 2007/40/8385 2007 IEHC 47

HENDERSON v HENDERSON 1843-60 AER REP 378 67 ER 313 1843 3 HARE 100

VANTIVE HOLDINGS & ORS, IN RE 2010 2 IR 118 2009/57/14518 2009 IESC 69

JOHNSON v GORE WOOD & CO (A FIRM) (NO 1) 2002 2 AC 1 2001 2 WLR 72 2001 1 AER 481

SZOMBATHELY CITY COURT & ORS v FENYVESI & ANOR 2009 4 AER 324 2009 EWHC 231 (ADMIN)

COSTELLO v DPP & AG 1984 IR 436

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1967 S5

COURTS OF JUSTICE ACT 1936 S62

HOWARD & ORS v CMRS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAND & ORS (NO 3) 1994 3 IR 394 1994 2 ILRM 301 1994/10/3057

STATE AUTHORITIES (DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT) ACT 1993 S2(1)

STATE AUTHORITIES (DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT) ACT 1993 S2(3)

STATE AUTHORITIES (DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT) ACT 1993 S2(2)

BOLGER v O'TOOLE & ORS UNREP SUPREME 2.12.2002 2002/4/725

EXTRADITION ACT 1965 PART III

EXTRADITION ACT 1965 S47

AG v GIBSON (ORSE VALENTINE) UNREP SUPREME 10.6.2004 2004/3/528

INTERPRETATION ACT 2005 S27

B (I), IN RE 2011 1 CMLR 39

EUROPEAN UNION COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION 13.6.2002 (EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003) ART 32

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S4

OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF TURIN v BARONE 2010 AER (D) 219 (NOV) 2010 EWHC 3004 (ADMIN)

EXTRADITION ACT 1989 PART II (UK)

EXTRADITION ACT 2003 PART I (UK)

INTERPRETATION ACT 2005 S2

INTERPRETATION ACT 2005 S4(1)

INTERPRETATION ACT 2005 S27(1)

INTERPRETATION ACT 2005 S27(1)(B)

INTERPRETATION ACT 2005 S27(1)(D)

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ART 8

BUCKLEY & ORS (SINN FEIN) v AG & POWER 1950 IR 67

INTERPRETATION ACT 2005 S27(1)(C)

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S2

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S3

YNOS KFT v VARGA 2006 AER (D) 02 (JAN) 2006 ECR I-371

EEC DIR 93/12

ANDERSSON v SWEDEN 2000 2 CMLR 191 1999 ECR I-3551

EUROPEAN UNION COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION 13.6.2002 (EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003) RECITAL 2

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S4(2)

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S4(3)

MIN FOR JUSTICE v ALTARAVICIUS 2007 2 IR 265 2006/39/8325 2006 IEHC 270

EXTRADITION ACT 1965 PART II

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S11

MIN FOR JUSTICE v RODNOV UNREP SUPREME 1.6.2006 (EX TEMPORE)

MIN FOR JUSTICE v ADACH UNREP SUPREME 13.5.2010 2010 IESC 33

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S13

NOLAN & ANOR v RUSSIA 26 BHRC 341

CHAOS v KINGDOM OF SPAIN 2010 NI 264 2010 NIQB 68

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS & FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ART 5

EUROPEAN UNION COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION 13.6.2002 (EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003) ART 4(6)

TRANSFER OF EXECUTION OF SENTENCES ACT 2005 S7

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION ON THE TRANSFER OF SENTENCED PERSONS ART 2

PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING KOZLOWSKI 2009 QB 307 2009 2 WLR 856 2008 ECR I-6041 2008 3 CMLR 26

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST WOLZENBURG 2010 AER (EC) 127 2009 ECR I-9621 2010 1 CMLR 33

MIN FOR JUSTICE v GORMAN UNREP PEART 22.4.2010 2010 IEHC 210

MIN FOR JUSTICE v DORAN UNREP PEART 5.11.2010 2010 IEHC 403

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ACT 2003 S37

EXTRADITION LAW

Res judicata

Issue estoppel - Abuse of process - Finality in litigation - Second application for surrender of respondent - First application refused - Subsequent amendment to Act - New warrant issued in same terms as first warrant - Rule in Henderson v Henderson - Whether absolute right - Separation of powers - Whether amendment of s. 20 of Act of 2003 interference with judicial power - Whether sentence imposed prior to issuing state's accession to European Union excluded from provisions of Act of 2003 - Correspondence - Offence of grievous bodily harm by negligent driving - Whether offence corresponded to dangerous driving - Lack of clarity in description of sentence - Whether failure to comply with requirements of Framework Decision or s. 11 of Act of 2003 - Statute not published when application made to endorse warrant - Statute published when respondent deprived of liberty - Whether failure to publish statute when application made to endorse warrant abuse of process - Whether surrender of respondent disproportionate interference with family rights - Whether exclusion of respondent from benefit of provisions of s. 7 of Transfer of Execution of Sentences Act 2005 discriminatory - Adverse publicity and threats - Whether sufficient evidence to demonstrate reasonable apprehension that respondent's right to life and bodily integrity at risk if surrendered - Delay - Whether culpable delay by issuing state - Re Vantive Holdings [2009] IESC 69 (Unrep, SC, 14/10/2009); Hungary v. Fenyvesi [2009] EWHC 231 (Admin); Office of the Prosecutor General of Turin v Barone [2010] All ER (D) 219 (Nov); Howard v Commissioners for Public Works (No 3) [1994] 3 IR 394; Costello v DPP [1984] IR 436; Buckley v Attorney General [1950] IR 67; Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform v Adach [2010] IESC 33 (Unrep, SC, 13/5/2010) distinguished - Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform v Doran [2010] IEHC 403 (Unrep, HC, Peart J, 5/11/2010) approved - Courts of Justice Act 1936 (No 48), s 62 - Road Traffic Act 1961 (No 24), ss 47, 51A, 52 & 53 - Criminal Procedure Act 1967 (No 12), s 5 - State Authorities (Development and Management) Act 1993 (No 1), s 2 - European Arrest Warrant Act 2003 (No 45), ss 2, 3, 4, 10 & 11 - Interpretation Act 2005 (No 23), ss 2, 4 & 27 - Transfer and Execution of Sentences Act 2005 (No 28), s 7 - Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (No 28) - Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (Commencement) (No 3) Order 2009 (SI 330/2009) - Council Directive 2002/584/JHA - Constitution of Ireland 1937 - European Convention on Human Rights, art 8 - Order for surrender granted (2009/259EXT - Peart J - 11/2/2011) [2011] IEHC 72

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform v Tobin

EXTRADITION LAW

European arrest warrant

Surrender - Second surrender application - Abuse of process - Separation of powers - Fair procedures - Family rights - Right to finality in litigation - Amending legislation - Delay - Vested rights - Previous surrender application refused on grounds that respondent had not "fled" - "Fled" requirement removed by amending legislation - Amending legislation not published at time of issue of warrant - Whether abuse of process - Whether infringement of right acquired from previous court decisions - Whether presumption that right not to be infringed rebutted by intention of Oireachtas evident from legislation - Whether contrary interpretation required to conform with European Union legislation - Whether surrender can be ordered for offences committed prior to accession to European Union - Whether sentence properly set forth in warrant - Whether application should be refused on grounds of delay - Whether correspondence with offence in State - European law - Interpretation - Framework decision - Conforming interpretation - European arrest warrant - Whether amendment applicable to persons who successfully challenged surrender application on grounds of requirement now removed - Whether contrary interpretation required to conform with European Union legislation - AA v Medical Council [2003] 4 IR 302; A v Governor of Arbour Hill Prison [2006] IESC 45, [2006] 4 IR 88; Portland v Commission (Cases C-204, 205, 211, 213,217 & 219/00P [2004] ECR I-123; Abbott v Minister for Lands [1895] AC 425; Andersson and Wakeras-Andersson v Sweden (Case C-321/97) [1999] ECR I-3551; Attorney General v Gibson [2004] IESC 340, (Unrep, SC, 10/6/2004); Bolger v O'Toole (Unrep, SC, 2/12/2002); Buckley and Others (Sinn Féin) v Attorney General [1950] IR 67; CC v Ireland [2005] IESC 48, [2006] 4 IR 1; Chaos v Kingdom of Spain [2010] NIQB 68, [2010] NI 264; Chief Adjudication Officer v Maguire [1999] 1 WLR 1778; Commissions v Poland (Case C-642/05) [2008] ECR I-4183; Costello v Director of Public Prosecutions [1984] IR 436; Crilly v T & J Farrington Ltd [2001] 3 IR 251; Criminal proceeding against Gasparini (Case C-467/04) [2006] ECR I-9199; Criminal Proceedings against Santesteban Goicoechea (Case C-296/08 PPU) [2008] ECR I-6307; Criminal Proceedings against Maria Pupino (Case C-105/03) [2005] ECR I-5285; Curtin v Dáil Éireann [2006] IESC 14, [2006] 2 IR 556; Dorene Ltd v Suedes (Ireland) Ltd [1981] IR 312; Gairy v A-G of Grenada [2002] 1 AC 167; [2001] 3 W.L.R. 779; Green v United States (1957) 355 US 184; Hamburg Public Proasecutor's Office, Germany v Altun [2011] EWHC 397 (Admin), [2011] All ER (D) 25 (Mar); Henderson v.Henderson (1843) 3 Hare 100; Hosie v Kildare Co Council [1928] IR 47; Howard v Commissioners for Public Works [1994] 1 IR 101; Howard v Commissioners for Public Works (No 3) [1994] 3 IR 394; [1993] I.L.R.M. 665; IB (Case C-306/09) [2010] ECR I-10341; In re Greendale Developments Ltd. (No 3) [2000] 2 IR 514; Johnson v Gore Wood & Co [2002] 2 AC 1; J Wood & Company Ltd v Wicklow County Council [1995] 2 ILRM 51; Kay v Goodwin (1830) 6 Bing 576; Kepter v Hauptzollaut Hamburg (Case C-2/06) [2008] ECR I-411; Kozlowski (Case C-66/08)...

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