Monthly Archives: May 2018

30th May 2018

Hong Kong’s first refusal of a US extradition bid

Yesterday, a US Department of State Annual report revealed that in October 2017, the leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, refused to extradite a detainee to the US. The detainee was placed in custody, in mainland China, and extradition was refused on the basis that Beijing was pursuing the detainee in relation to […]

30th May 2018

Celmer: The protection of fundamental rights in Poland

This Friday the CJEU will be hearing evidence in the case of Artur Celmer, a Polish national who is wanted on drug trafficking charges. He is currently being held in an Irish prison on a European Arrest Warrant. The case was referred, by Justice Donnelly of the Irish High Court, to the CJEU on the […]

23rd May 2018

Manchester bombing suspect, Hashem Abedi, faces extradition hearing.

This week marked one year since the Manchester bombing. The only living suspect, Hashem Abedi, is currently being held in Libya by a militia group known as the Special Deterrence Force (SDF). Abedi was arrested by the SDF last May and the UK requested Abedi’s extradition last October, so that he could face charges relating […]

23rd May 2018

Germany begin planning to extradite Carles Puigdemont

On Tuesday, German prosecutors reported that they were going to apply to extradite Puigdemont to Spain, but a German court has said they will not imprison him whilst the extradition process is being carried out. Puigdemont initially travelled to Belgium, from Spain, after Catalonia failed to gain independence from the state of Spain, last October. […]

22nd May 2018

Turkey refutes claims of negligence in use on INTERPOL Red Notices against FETÖ members

Yesterday Turkey’s Justice and Interior Ministries denied reports that they had been “negligent” in their pursuit of wanted FETÖ members. They explained that difficulties had been caused by complications with INTERPOL rather than deficiencies in the Turkish justice system. After the 2016 coup, Turkey has sought to arrest and extradite anyone associated with FETÖ, a […]

21st May 2018

South Africa and UAE draft agreement to extradite Guptas

The Justice Ministry in South Africa is in talks with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to bring the Guptas back to South Africa. The Guptas are three brothers of Indian heritage who moved to South Africa from India in 1993. There, they set up their business empire under the parent company Sahara Group. They have […]

17th May 2018

Extradition of Catalan Separatists from Brussels.

Yesterday, a court in Brussels ruled that the Catalan Separatists: Toni Comín, Meritxell Serret and Lluis Puig should not be extradited to Spain. The decision from the Belgian Court marks another obstacle on the Spanish authorities’ course to extradite those who were involved in the Catalan independence vote last year. Comín, Serret and Puig are […]

15th May 2018

Interpol European Regional Conference – Dublin

Today, at the 46th Interpol European Regional Conference in Dublin, Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan announced that the Irish Passenger Information Unit (IPIU) will begin its work on the 25th May. IPIU will receive Passenger Name Recognition (PNR) data from air carriers, and then exchange and process this data with Europol and the EU other […]

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