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Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 16 November 2021 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court – Ireland) – European arrest warrants issued in respect of SN, SD

(Case C-479/21 PPU) 1

(Reference for a preliminary ruling – Urgent preliminary ruling procedure – Article 50 TEU – Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community – Article 217 TFEU – Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the United Kingdom – Protocol (No 21) on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – Judicial cooperation in criminal matters – European arrest warrant – Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA – Continuation under the Withdrawal Agreement, on a transitional basis, of the European arrest warrant regime in respect of the United Kingdom – Application to a European arrest warrant of provisions relating to the surrender mechanism established by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the United Kingdom – Regimes binding on Ireland)

Language of the case: English

Referring court

Supreme Court

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicants: SN, SD

Intervening parties: Governor of Cloverhill Prison, Ireland, Attorney General, Governor of Mountjoy prison

Operative part of the judgment

Article 50 TEU, Article 217 TFEU and Protocol (No 21) on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, annexed to the TEU and the TFEU, must be interpreted as meaning that Article 62(1)(b) of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, read in conjunction with the fourth paragraph of Article 185 thereof, and Article 632 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part, are binding on Ireland.

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1 OJ C 391, 27.9.2021.