A High Court judge is going to ask UK authorities for more information in relation to their pursuit of an Irishman wanted on manslaughter charges.
Eamon Harrison from Mayobridge in Co Down is accused of being part of a human trafficking operation that led to the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in a lorry container in Essex.
On the afternoon of October 23rd, police in Essex found the bodies of 31 men and eight women in a lorry container.
The driver was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with various offences, including manslaughter.
Eamon Harrison is suspected of delivering the container to a port in Belgium, from where it was then transported to England.
He is wanted in the UK on 39 charges of manslaughter, a charge of human trafficking and one charge of conspiring to assist unlawful immigration.
The 22-year-old was arrested at Dublin Port on October 26th on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.
At his extradition hearing today, his barrister Siobhan Stack SC claimed the warrant was defective due to its lack of information and certain ambiguities surrounding what is alleged to have happened - particularly where the deaths occurred and what the allegation in relation to her client's degree of involvement is.
A dispute over his nationality also needs to be clarified, she said.
The hearing has been adjourned until December 12th to give the court time to seek more information from UK authorities.