Irish Law Updates

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Extradition of Exoo Refused

I have noted previously here the case of Reverend George Exoo, whose extradition was sought from the U.S.A. to Ireland for alleged assistance in a suicide.

It's now being reported that Exoo's extradition has been refused:

RTE: Extradition of Exoo halted in US

The Times West Virginian: Ex-Beckley minister free

Irish Times: Minister in suicide case calls for change in Irish law

The judgment was issued by the U.S. District Court, Southern District Court of West Virginia. The judge was Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort.
The court website is at
Update May 2008:
The Exoo case Opinion is available here.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Extradition / Assisted Suicide

An interesting news story:

"Judge considers verdict in suicide case

A US judge has adjourned the case of a man accused of assisting an Irish woman with suicide to consider whether the alleged crime warrants his extradition.
The Reverend George Exoo, a former Unitarian minister, has been accused of assisting a 48-year-old Irish woman with her suicide in Dublin in 2002.
Since then garda� have been seeking to have Mr Exoo brought to Ireland to stand trial."

Read / view more on the following pages:

Assisted Suicide Blog

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