Monthly Archives: September 2017

24th Sep 2017

China to seek more assistance from other nations in extraditing its citizens

It is reported that China will call for increased international cooperation to combat terrorism and corruption at Interpol’s general assembly next week. China has long sought more assistance from other nations in extraditing Chinese citizens, including on allegations of terrorism and corruption.  However, it has met with resistance, particularly from Western nations, in light of […]

18th Sep 2017

NGO calls for UK-UAE extradition to be suspended

Detained in Dubai, a UK-based NGO, has called for the UK’s extradition treaty with the UAE to be suspended following several UK court rulings blocking extradition to the UAE on the grounds that there was a “real likelihood of human rights violations”. Extradition from the UK to the UAE was first refused on this basis […]

18th Sep 2017

Nigeria discovers two more properties in investigation into ex-minister

Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered two more properties allegedly belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke, in its ongoing investigation into her conduct during her time in office (see previous blog). The EFCC is reportedly in the process of applying for the properties, located in Dubai and estimated to […]

18th Sep 2017

Law Society welcomes UK government commitment to UK-EU justice cooperation post-Brexit

The Law Society, England and Wales’ professional association for lawyers, has welcomed the UK government’s intention to continue UK-EU cooperation on criminal justice following Brexit (see previous blog). In a paper, the Government said that cooperation with the EU should go “beyond the existing, often ad hoc arrangements, for EU third-country relationships” in this area. […]

16th Sep 2017

Germany refuses Turkey’s extradition request for asylum seekers

Germany has refused to extradite several asylum seekers to Turkey, where they are accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of being involved in an attempted coup.  Relations between Turkey and the EU have come under strain following what the EU views as a “trend” towards authoritarianism in Turkey. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has also warned Turkey […]

15th Sep 2017

Bipartisan bill would reform US MLA process

A bipartisan bill has been reintroduced to the US House of Representatives, which if passed would reform the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) process to increase accessibility and transparency, and require the Attorney General to create an online docketing system for MLAT requests. The International Communications Privacy Act would also authorise US law enforcement with […]

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