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6th May 2021

What does the Supreme Court’s judgment on assurances in Zabolotnyi mean for mutual trust and recognition in a post-EAW world?

  On Friday 30 April 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Zabolotnyi v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary [2021] UKSC 14. In a unanimous decision, the five-person court upheld the Divisional Court’s decision to dismiss the appellant’s appeal against an order for his extradition to Hungary but held that its […]

31st Mar 2021

Home Office confirms ten EU countries will not extradite nationals to UK

  In a letter sent to the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee of the House of Lords earlier this month, the Home Office confirmed that ten EU States will opt-in to the nationality exception in Title VII of Part 3 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“the TCA”), which makes provision for post-Brexit surrender […]

18th Mar 2021

SFO Director downplays impact of KBR, Inc and Brexit

  Speaking on Monday 15 March 2021 at the 9th Annual European Compliance & Ethics Institute Conference, SFO Director Lisa Osofsky downplayed the challenges facing the SFO in the coming year. In particular, the Director appeared unfazed by February’s Supreme Court decision in R (on the application of KBR, Inc) v SFO [2021] UKSC 2, […]

2nd Mar 2021

Government publishes updated extradition guidance

  On 24 February 2021, the Home Office published updated guidance on ‘extradition: processes and review’. The guidance reflects the changes to extradition procedure under Part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003, as brought about by the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (‘TCA’), and the new power of provisional arrest without a warrant in […]

16th Feb 2021

Advocate General publishes opinion on Bulgarian EAWs

  The Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Jean Richard de la Tour, on 11 February, published a non-binding opinion on the compatibility of Bulgarian European Arrest Warrants with EU law. In AG de la Tour’s opinion,  the procedure for issuing and challenging Bulgarian European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) in […]

11th Feb 2021

Home Affairs Committee evidence session: UK-EU security and co-operation

  The Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence on 10 February 2021, from Sir Julian King, the former European Commissioner for Security Union, and Sir Rob Wainwright, the former Executive Director of Europol. The witnesses responded to questions on the future of UK-EU security co-operation. First impressions of the TCA Both witnesses agreed that the […]

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