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16th Mar 2022

Supreme Court reject Julian Assange’s appeal

On 15th March 2022, the UK Supreme Court refused an application for permission to appeal by Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. Mr. Assange is wanted in the US on 17 counts of espionage, and one charge of computer misuse relating to his alleged role in the unauthorised attainment and disclosure of national defence information and computer […]

11th Mar 2022

Russia’s access to INTERPOL restricted

On 10th March 2022, INTERPOL announced that heightened supervision and monitoring measures in relation to Russia had been implemented by the Secretary General and endorsed by INTERPOL’s Executive Committee. The measures, which have taken immediate effect, and were implemented following calls from Ukraine, the UK, and others for Russia’s complete suspension from INTERPOL (covered by […]

1st Mar 2022

Ukrainian Government requests Russia be suspended from INTERPOL

On 28 February 2022, the Home Secretary made an oral statement to Parliament, informing the house that the Ukrainian Government requested that Russia be suspended from INTERPOL. The request, which follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is part of wider efforts to isolate Russia from the global community, including severe economic sanctions imposed by Western governments […]

24th Feb 2022

CASE SUMMARY: Craig (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Advocate (for the Government of the United States of America) and another (Respondents) (Scotland) [2022] UKSC 6

Background On 23 February 2022, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal by Mr. James Craig, challenging the failure of Scottish Ministers to give effect to section 79(1) of the Extradition Act 2003 (‘2003 Act’) the ‘forum bar’, in Scotland. The ‘forum bar’ defence, which was brought into in force in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland […]

6th Jan 2022

CASE SUMMARY: The Government of India v Kuldeep Singh [2021] EWHC 3333 (Admin)

Background facts The Government of India (‘GoI’) sought permission to appeal against an order made at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on December 9, 2021, to discharge the Requested Person (‘RP’), Kuldeep Singh. The RP was wanted in relation to his alleged senior membership of the Khalistan Zindabad Force, a banned terrorist organisation in India. Mr. Singh, […]

26th Nov 2021

Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi elected as INTERPOL’s next president

On 25 November, 2021, INTERPOL concluded its 89th General Assembly (‘GA’), 20th-25th of November 2021, an annual event in which Member State representatives discuss working methods, programme activities and general cooperation, in addition to voting on major decisions affecting general policy and resource management. This GA falls at the end of the four-year INTERPOL presidential cycle […]

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