Yearly Archives: 2019

27th Dec 2019

Daniel Burdett arrested in the Hague on Christmas Day

In a co-ordinated effort between the NCA, Merseyside Police and Dutch Police, Daniel Burdett was arrested on Christmas Day in The Hague pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant. Mr Burdett, from Liverpool, was sought by Merseyside Police in connection with 10 charges of conspiracy to import firearms and ammunition and conspiracy to supply Class A […]

17th Dec 2019

France renews attempt to extradite Ian Bailey

On Monday 16 December, Ian Bailey was arrested and subsequently granted bail after the High Court in Dublin gave effect to a European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) issued by French Authorities. This is the third warrant issued for Mr Bailey’s extradition in relation to the 1996 murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co […]

11th Dec 2019

Meng Wanzhou wins disclosure of documents related to her arrest

A Canadian judge in the Meng Wanzhou extradition case has ordered the Canadian Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) to disclose more documents relating to the Huawei CFO’s arrest. Ms Meng alleges that she was unlawfully detained and that the present proceedings are an abuse of process. Chief Justice Heather […]

27th Nov 2019

CJEU Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona publishes opinion on the requirements of an “issuing judicial authority”

The Court of Justice delivered two judgments in May 2019 which considered whether the Public Prosecutors’ Offices of Member States fell within the definition of an “issuing judicial authority” for the purposes of the EAW Framework Decision. The cases considered the position of the prosecuting authorities of Germany and Lithuania. In deciding those cases the […]

22nd Nov 2019

Meng Wanzhou asks Canada to stay extradition proceedings

Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, have asked a Canadian court to stay her extradition proceedings. Ms Meng is sought by the US in relation to charges of bank fraud and misleading US banks inducing them into carrying out business with a telecoms company in violation of US sanctions against Iran. Lawyers for […]

20th Nov 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Wyatt v US [2019] EWHC 2978 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant appealed against the decision of District Judge Tempia to order his extradition to the United States to face trial on charges relating to alleged computer hacking with associated demands for money and the dissemination on the internet of personal medical records. At his extradition hearing the appellant submitted that the ‘forum […]

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