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22nd Jan 2021

COMMENT: Abuse of INTERPOL Red Notices and the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 – how strong are the safeguards?

Monday 25 January 2021 marks the start of the 115th Session of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (‘CCF’). The CCF, INTERPOL’s supervisory body, meets every three months or so and its role is twofold. First, the Supervisory and Advisory Chamber is responsible for ensuring data processing carried out by INTERPOL is done […]

14th Jan 2021

COMMENT: The UK-EU Trade Agreement: impact on security and cooperation

On 24 December 2020, criminal practitioners and law enforcement agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief at the conclusion of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (‘the Agreement’). Throughout the transition period, the perils of no deal for criminal justice and security cooperation had been forewarned by senior police officers, prosecutors and Parliamentary Committees alike […]

4th Jan 2021

Julian Assange discharged from US extradition proceedings

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser sitting at the Central Criminal Court on 4 January 2020 has ordered the discharge of Julian Assange in extradition proceedings brought by the United States’ Government on the grounds that his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to order his extradition. Mr Assange is requested by the US […]

15th Dec 2020

The state of UK justice and security after the transition period

Sunday’s decision by the UK and EU to continue negotiations past the parties’ self-imposed deadline offers a glimmer of hope that a justice and security deal may still be within reach before the 31 December cliff-edge. While the long-term impact of exiting the EU without a deal remains the subject of much debate, the immediate […]

8th Dec 2020

UK man successfully resists extradition to US

Christopher Taylor, 58, from Wigan was discharged from extradition proceedings on 7 December 2020 by District Judge Michael Fanning, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in proceedings brought by US authorities in connection with the mass hacking of webcams. The court was told that Mr Taylor, a full-time caregiver for his wife, suffers from depression and […]

2nd Dec 2020

European Council adopts conclusions on European Arrest Warrant

On 1 December 2020, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the current challenges facing, and the future of, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and extradition procedure. The Council concluded that the EAW is a key instrument in the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism. By simplifying and accelerating cross-border judicial co-operation between […]

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