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25th Jan 2020

Eamonn Harrison to be extradited to UK

The High Court in Dublin has ruled in favour of the extradition of Eamonn Harrison. Mr Harrison is facing 39 charges of manslaughter and two conspiracy charges in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrant workers found in a refrigerated container in Essex on 23 October 2019. Mr Harrison’s lawyers argued that there was […]

21st Jan 2020

Extradition hearing begins for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

The extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, began on Monday 20 January in Vancouver. The US is seeking Ms Meng’s extradition to face charges of fraud. It is alleged that she misled US banks in relation to dealings with Iran in violation of US sanctions. The 2018 arrest of Ms Meng in […]

3rd Jan 2020

Belgian court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

A Brussels court has ordered the suspension of Carles Puigdemont’s extradition to Spain. The judge also suspended the arrest warrant issued against former Catalan cabinet member Toni Comin. The pair’s immunity as Members of the European Parliament (‘MEPs’)was cited as a ground for the suspension by the court. The former Catalan pro-independence leader is wanted […]

17th Dec 2019

France renews attempt to extradite Ian Bailey

On Monday 16 December, Ian Bailey was arrested and subsequently granted bail after the High Court in Dublin gave effect to a European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) issued by French Authorities. This is the third warrant issued for Mr Bailey’s extradition in relation to the 1996 murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co […]

27th Nov 2019

CJEU Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona publishes opinion on the requirements of an “issuing judicial authority”

The Court of Justice delivered two judgments in May 2019 which considered whether the Public Prosecutors’ Offices of Member States fell within the definition of an “issuing judicial authority” for the purposes of the EAW Framework Decision. The cases considered the position of the prosecuting authorities of Germany and Lithuania. In deciding those cases the […]

22nd Nov 2019

Meng Wanzhou asks Canada to stay extradition proceedings

Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, have asked a Canadian court to stay her extradition proceedings. Ms Meng is sought by the US in relation to charges of bank fraud and misleading US banks inducing them into carrying out business with a telecoms company in violation of US sanctions against Iran. Lawyers for […]

20th Nov 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Wyatt v US [2019] EWHC 2978 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant appealed against the decision of District Judge Tempia to order his extradition to the United States to face trial on charges relating to alleged computer hacking with associated demands for money and the dissemination on the internet of personal medical records. At his extradition hearing the appellant submitted that the ‘forum […]

20th Nov 2019

Sweden Drops Assange Rape Investigation

Swedish prosecutors announced yesterday, 19 November that they have dropped the investigation into sexual offences allegedly committed by Julian Assange. The Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Person, cited the weakening of evidence over the protracted investigative period as the reason for the decision. Notwithstanding the decision, Ms Persson made clear in her statement that […]

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