Monthly Archives: November 2020

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 […]

16th Nov 2020

Former Intelligence Chiefs urge Home Secretary to block extradition to Romania of Alexander Adamescu

On 20 October 2020, the High Court dismissed Romanian national Bogan Alexander Adamescu’s appeal against a decision of District Judge Zani, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, not to discharge him from extradition proceedings and that he be returned to Romania on charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s legal team argued that his extradition should be […]

5th Nov 2020

Former Barclays trader successfully resists extradition to UK

The Court d’appeal de Paris (appellate court), on 4 November 2020, refused the UK extradition request in respect of former Barclays trader Phillippe Moryoussef, and ordered his discharge on the grounds that the conduct contained in the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) was not a crime in France at the time it occurred. Mr Moryoussef was […]

1st Nov 2020

Meng Wanzhou can argue US misrepresented case against her

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes handed down an interim ruling on 28 October 2020 in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, which allows the defence to argue that the US misrepresented the evidence of alleged fraud against Ms Meng to the Canadian authorities. The judge stated that the allegations have […]

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