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7th Jan 2022

CASE SUMMARY: The Government of the United States v Julian Assange [2021] EWHC 3313 (Admin)

Background Facts The Government of the United States (‘USA’) appealed against an order made at Westminster Magistrates’ Court (‘WMC’) on January 4, 2021, barring their request for the extradition of Julian Assange, the Requested Person (‘RP’). The Wikileaks founder is wanted in the US on 17 counts of espionage, and one charge of computer misuse, […]

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 […]

19th Nov 2021

Concerns raised about INTERPOL presidential nominee and Syrian reinstatement

On November 16, 2021, Fair Trials, the Syrian Center for Media, and Freedom of Expression, alongside nineteen other organisations sent an open letter to INTERPOL’s Secretary General Jurgen Stock, raising concern about the reinstatement of Syria’s access to INTERPOL’s information and communications network, which allows Member States to send and receive messages with other Member […]

4th Nov 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Barber v British Overseas Territory [2021] EWHC 2858 (Admin): Consideration of section 82 of the Extradition Act 2003

Background facts The Requested Person (‘RP’) appealed against an order made at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 3 2020 to send his case to the Secretary of State for her decision on whether he should be extradited to the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (‘SBA’), Cyprus. The offences for which the RP was […]

1st Nov 2021

P&P Partner, Nick Vamos explores the interaction of law and politics

  Nick Vamos, Partner at Peters and Peters, explores the interaction of law and politics in the latest edition of the Law Society Gazette. The article reviews recent high-profile cases, the political context to extradition, and the different challenges this can present to courts dealing allegations of political abuse. The article was published today, is accessible without subscription, and can be […]

29th Oct 2021

Julian Assange case heard on appeal at the High Court

Between the 27-28 of October 2021, the High Court heard the US government’s appeal against District Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s ruling, issued in January 2021, barring the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  Mr. Assange is indicted in the US on 17 counts of espionage and one charge of computer misuse, relating to his alleged role in […]

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