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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 […]

18th Feb 2022

First UK/Mexico extradition imminent

On 17 February 2022, Senior District Judge Paul Goldspring sent the case of Ms. Karime Tubilla to the Secretary of State (‘SoS’) for a decision as to whether she should be extradited to Mexico. Ms. Tubilla, who is married to former governor Javier Duarte, currently serving a nine-year prison sentence in Mexico on charges of […]

9th Feb 2022

US/Russian conflicts: from the extradition courts to the Ukrainian border

Russian and US relations continue to be fraught, with confrontational rhetoric from both sides on a weekly basis. The tension between the two states is not limited to any one issue or arena of conflict, and encompasses potential war in Ukraine, traditional and cyber-espionage, disinformation campaigns and economic sanctions.  One battlefield that has received less […]

28th Jan 2022

CASE SUMMARY: R. (on the application of Lynch) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2022] EWHC 142 (Admin)

Background On 26 January 2022, Mr Justice Swift dismissed a judicial review application by Autonomy founder, Michael Lynch, challenging the District Judge Snow’s refusal to extend the time permitted for the Secretary of State for the Home Department (‘SSHD’) to decide whether to order his extradition to the USA. Lynch has been indicted on 17 […]

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