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7th Jul 2020

UK to review extradition agreement with Hong Kong

Downing Street has confirmed its plan to review the UK’s extradition arrangements with Hong Kong in light of the passing of the controversial Hong Kong national security law on 30 June 2020, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said amounted to a “clear and serious breach” of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The new law gives […]

29th Jun 2020

US returns second superseding indictment in Assange case

The US Department of Justice last week returned a second superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The indictment dated 24 June 2020 does not contain any additional charges to the 18-count superseding indictment returned last year. It does, however, widen the scope of the alleged conspiracy to include accusations that Mr Assange recruited hackers […]

17th Jun 2020

Ghosn accomplices argue “bail jumping” not an extraditable offence

Lawyers for American father and son Michael and Peter Taylor, who are wanted in Japan in connection with former Nissan Director Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japanese custody on 30 December 2019, have argued that they cannot be extradited as the crime for which they were arrested,  that of aiding a “bail jumping”, does not exist […]

11th Jun 2020

Vijay Mallya applies for UK asylum

Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, who is facing extradition to India after the High Court rejected his appeal in April 2020 and he was refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court, has reportedly applied for asylum in the UK pursuant to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) which prohibits “inhuman or […]

26th May 2020

Japan seeks extradition of Carlos Ghosn’s accomplices

Michael Taylor, a US citizen and former member of the US Army Special Forces, colloquially the “Green Berets”, and his son Peter, were arrested in Harvard, Massachusetts by the US Marshals Service at the request of the Japanese authorities. Japan is seeking their extradition in connection with former Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn’s escape from […]

15th May 2020

Coronavirus and amendments to extradition procedure

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has amended the Extradition Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”) to temporarily extend the use of live-link technology in extradition proceedings. For two years from the date of commencement, 25 March 2020, a person may attend extradition proceedings by live link where the judge is satisfied that “it is in the interests […]

15th May 2020

Vijay Mallya denied leave to appeal to the Supreme Court

Vijay Mallya was, on Thursday 14 May 2020, denied leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in his ongoing extradition case, thereby exhausting his final domestic avenue for challenge. Permission was refused on the basis that the case raises no issue of public importance. Mr Mallya is wanted in India to face charges of fraudulent […]

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