Monthly Archives: November 2018

30th Nov 2018

Turkey reacts to UK’s Ipek ruling

On 28th November 2018, we reported that Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled that Hamdi Akin Ipek and his co-accused  Ali Celik and Talip Buyuk should not be extradited to Turkey. You can read our coverage of the decision here. In his ruling, Judge John Zani, explained that he had “serious reservations about the current state of […]

26th Nov 2018

INTERPOL President Kim Jong-yang promises closer cooperation between INTERPOL members to fight global security threats

On 23rd November 2018, newly elected President of INTERPOL, Kim Jong-yang, promised to use his new position to balance power between national police forces in order to increase cooperation between the members of INTERPOL when investigating global security threats. He said:  “among the 194-member states, some have excellent police power, while others have weak police […]

21st Nov 2018

Kim Jong-yang elected new President of INTERPOL

Today, South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang has been elected as INTERPOL’s next President, replacing Meng Hongwei who resigned last month after he was detained in China on charges of bribery and corruption. Under INTERPOL’s constitution, the role of the President is to: preside at meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and direct the […]

21st Nov 2018

Artur Celmer extradited to Poland

On Monday, the Irish High Court ordered the surrender of Artur Celmer to face trial in Poland. As reported in a previous blog, Mr Celmer is wanted by Polish authorities to face trial on charges of drug trafficking. Last year, he was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in Ireland. He resisted extradition on […]

21st Nov 2018

Macedonia requests the extradition of former Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski

The Macedonian government has reportedly filed an extradition request for its former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Mr Gruevski is currently residing in Hungary and has reportedly been granted asylum there. Mr Gruevski was Prime Minister of Macedonia from 2006 until 2016. In May 2018, a Macedonian court sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment for unlawfully […]

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