Monthly Archives: January 2018

29th Jan 2018

Croatia’s Constitutional Court halts extradition of Nurettin Oral to Turkey

Croatia’s Constitutional Court has halted the extradition of Nurettin Oral to Turkey, where he is charged with offences arising from his membership of the Kurdistan’s Workers Party (PKK).  The Court determined that the case’s complexity required further examination of Mr Oral’s arguments. Mr Oral argues that Croatia’s Supreme Court incorrectly found his refugee status in […]

26th Jan 2018

Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in Celmer case

On 25th July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a preliminary ruling that the Irish High Court was correct not to extradite Artur Celmer to Poland. The CJEU accepted that Mr Celmer could be at real risk of not receiving a fair trial before an independent and impartial tribunal […]

22nd Jan 2018

Myanmar requests extradition of 1,300 Rohingya it suspects of attacks on government

Myanmar is reported to have asked Bangladesh to extradite over 1300 Rohingya Muslims whom it suspects of having participated in attacks on government border posts in October 2016. In response to the attacks, Myanmar’s government initiated a wide-scale crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, which displaced over 600,000 people and has drawn criticism from the international community.

20th Jan 2018

Extradition requests for Catalan separatists are dropped

On 19th July 2018, a Spanish Supreme Court judge dropped extradition requests for six politicians who were wanted in order to face criminal charges for their roles in promoting Catalan independence. The six politicians who are no longer being requested for extradition are: former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont, Professor Clara Ponsatí, Mr Antoni Comín, […]

12th Jan 2018

Turkey refuses to extradite anyone to the US until it gets Fethullah Gulen

Turkey’s President has refused to allow any further US extradition requests until the US extradites Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is wanted by Turkey for allegedly masterminding the failed July 2016 coup. Speaking at a conference, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of having “made up excuses from thin air” for not extraditing the […]

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