New Judgment: Louca v A German Judicial Authority (Criminal Appeal from High Court of Justice)  UKSC 4
19 Thursday Nov 2009
On appeal from:  EWHC 2907 (Admin)
The appeal was dismissed. The appellant’s extradition was sought for six offences of tax evasion under a European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”). Two previous EAWs had been issued, but were successively withdrawn because of minor technicalities. The current EAW referred to the domestic German arrest warrant but not to the previous, withdrawn, EAWs. The Supreme Court holds that, when a EAW is issued by the authorities of one Member State for execution in another, it must include a reference to the domestic warrant upon which the EAW is based, but need not include references to any other EAW which may have been issued on the basis of the domestic warrant.