Category: Germany

12th Oct 2021

Italian Court delays decision on Puigdemont extradition

  On 4th October 2021, Carles Puigdemont, former regional President of Catalonia, and leader of the Catalonian separatist movement, was released from a court in Sardinia, having been arrested, pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) issued in 2017, and detained in September 2020 by Italian police. Mr. Puigdemont is wanted by the Spanish authorities […]

6th May 2021

What does the Supreme Court’s judgment on assurances in Zabolotnyi mean for mutual trust and recognition in a post-EAW world?

  On Friday 30 April 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Zabolotnyi v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary [2021] UKSC 14. In a unanimous decision, the five-person court upheld the Divisional Court’s decision to dismiss the appellant’s appeal against an order for his extradition to Hungary but held that its […]

31st Mar 2021

Home Office confirms ten EU countries will not extradite nationals to UK

  In a letter sent to the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee of the House of Lords earlier this month, the Home Office confirmed that ten EU States will opt-in to the nationality exception in Title VII of Part 3 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“the TCA”), which makes provision for post-Brexit surrender […]

12th Aug 2020

Hong Kong halts extradition arrangements with France and Germany

Hong Kong announced on Wednesday 12 August that it had suspended extradition arrangements with France and Germany. The announcement comes in the wake of corresponding announcements by the two European Member States in response to the imposition by China of controversial national security legislation on the region. Germany announced the suspension of extradition to Hong […]

31st Jul 2020

Germany suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced on Friday 31 July that his country had suspended extradition arrangements with Hong Kong. The decision was taken in response to the decision to postpone the upcoming Hong Kong election. It is also the latest in a string of international and diplomatic reactions to the imposition of the controversial […]

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 […]

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