Yearly Archives: 2020

15th Dec 2020

The state of UK justice and security after the transition period

Sunday’s decision by the UK and EU to continue negotiations past the parties’ self-imposed deadline offers a glimmer of hope that a justice and security deal may still be within reach before the 31 December cliff-edge. While the long-term impact of exiting the EU without a deal remains the subject of much debate, the immediate […]

8th Dec 2020

UK man successfully resists extradition to US

Christopher Taylor, 58, from Wigan was discharged from extradition proceedings on 7 December 2020 by District Judge Michael Fanning, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in proceedings brought by US authorities in connection with the mass hacking of webcams. The court was told that Mr Taylor, a full-time caregiver for his wife, suffers from depression and […]

7th Dec 2020

Reports of possible US deal for Meng Wanzhou

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Department of Justice has entered into talks with Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzho. Ms Meng is currently fighting extradition from Canada in proceedings brought by the US over charges of wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with the alleged violation of US sanctions on […]

2nd Dec 2020

European Council adopts conclusions on European Arrest Warrant

On 1 December 2020, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the current challenges facing, and the future of, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and extradition procedure. The Council concluded that the EAW is a key instrument in the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism. By simplifying and accelerating cross-border judicial co-operation between […]

2nd Dec 2020

INTERPOL issues Covid-19 vaccine warning

INTERPOL has issued a global alert to law enforcement agencies across its 194 member countries warning of the threat of organised crime groups seeking to exploit the announcement of the successful development a Covid-19 vaccine. The organisation’s Orange Notice warns of potential falsification, theft and illegal advertising and sale of the vaccine. INTERPOL stressed the […]

17th Nov 2020

Hungary and Poland block EU Budget over ‘Rule of Law’ mandate

Hungary and Poland have voted to block the EU’s trillion euro budget and coronavirus recovery package over a clause which makes receipt of money from Brussels conditional on Member States’ adherence to the rule of law. Both Hungary and Poland have been subject to criticism and EU internal disciplinary procedures in recent months in response […]

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