Monthly Archives: June 2019

30th Jun 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Swierk v Poland [2019] EWHC 1686 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant appealed against an order for his extradition to Poland to serve a custodial sentence for an offence of unintentionally receiving stolen goods. An EAW was issued in May 2011 and the appellant was arrested in the UK in June 2018. The appellant had resisted his extradition at the hearing on the […]

7th Jun 2019

Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing set for January 2020

On 6 June 2019, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, scheduled the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou to begin on 20 January 2020. During the Supreme Court hearing, Ms Wanzhou’s lawyer suggested that the hearing could take up to two weeks. Ms Wanzhou will remain remanded on bail until 20 January 2020 and is […]

4th Jun 2019

Ian Bailey convicted of murder, in absentia, by French Court

On 31 March 2019, a Parisian Court convicted Englishman Ian Bailey of the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier and sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment. Mrs Toscan du Plantier’s body was discovered in 1996 in West Cork, Ireland. Mr Bailey was convicted in his absence after French Authorities failed to have him […]

3rd Jun 2019

Christopher Thomson successfully resists extradition to the US

Christopher Thomson, a Scot accused of inducing a 14-year old- girl into sending him sexually explicit photographs and videos will not be extradited to the US The US authorities requested the extradition of Mr Thomson in relation to three allegations. The first being that in 2014, he groomed a 14-year-old girl using an online video […]

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