Lithuanian Prosecutors, an Independent Authority? – View from Ireland

A revolution in the European Warrant Scheme? In two preliminary judgments on 27/05/2019 the CJEU ruled on the independence of German (C-508/18 and C-82/19 PPU) and Lithuanian prosecutors (C-509/18). While it followed the Advocate General’s opinion in finding the German prosecutor not to be an issuing judicial authority [IJA] within the meaning of art. 6(1) [...]

2020-09-18T10:37:06+01:00July 12th, 2019|Articles|

Breach of Fair Trial and Human Rights by “Systematic” Delays in Prosecution – Protection of Citizens by the European Court of Human Rights

McFarlane - A 14 year legal journey to obtain justice In 2010, a 14 year case came to an end before the European Court of Human Rights. James MacGuill, assisted by Aimée McCumiskey, represented Mr McFarlane in the European Court of Human Rights. It was argued, on behalf of Mr McFarlane, that his right under [...]

2020-09-18T10:40:21+01:00August 22nd, 2018|Articles|