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Ireland / High Court / [2012] IEHC 179

Attorney General v James O’Gara

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
High Court
Decision date:

Facts of the case:

The United States of America sought the extradition of the respondent with a view to placing him on trial for the offence of bank robbery. The respondent opposed his extradition on the ground that it would be a violation of his fundamental human rights.

Outcome of the case:

The High Court dismissed the respondent’s objections on the grounds that the respondent fell short of demonstrating that the would, if extradited, be exposed to a real risk that his fundamental rights would be breached. He was not at risk of having his rights violated by virtue of some characteristic unique to him or his case, such as his membership of a particular group, or his sexuality. The Court therefore did not see a real risk and ordered him to be committed to prison pending extradition.