Monthly Archives: October 2020

30th Oct 2020

Extradition of Carlos Ghosn accomplices delayed

US District Judge Indira Talwani has halted the transfer of Michael and Peter Taylor to Japan, where they face criminal charges in connection with the escape of former Nissan chairman, Carlos Ghosn, from Japanese police custody in December 2019. The US State Department approved the extradition request for the two men on Tuesday 27 October […]

26th Oct 2020

Ireland suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

Ireland is the latest country to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to the passing of China’s new controversial National Security Law. The new law criminalises, among other things, acts of subversion or undermining the power of authority of central government. The maximum sentence for subversion is life imprisonment. The law also […]

23rd Oct 2020

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 receives Royal Assent

On 22 October 2020, the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act received Royal Assent and partly entered into force. The Act introduces a new power of arrest without the need for a domestic warrant of persons sought for extradition in connection with serious offending where the request comes from a specified country. The NCA will be responsible […]

20th Oct 2020

Date set for Mike Lynch extradition hearing

Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 October 2020 where a date was set for the hearing in the ongoing US extradition proceedings against him. Mr Lynch, who faces charges of conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud in the US in connection with the sale of his company Autonomy to […]

15th Oct 2020

Irish court refuses third French request to extradite Ian Bailey

The Irish High Court has, for the third time, refused French authorities’ request to extradite Ian Bailey to serve a 25 year sentence for the murder of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Planitier in Schull, West Cork in 1996. The first request for Mr Bailey’s extradition was made in 2010 but the decision to order […]

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