Category: Romania

1st Jul 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Spirache v Romania [2021] EWHC 1778 (Admin)

  Background facts The appellant Requesting State (‘RS’) appealed against the decision of the District Judge (‘DJ’) to order the Requested Person’s (‘RP’) discharge under section 20(7) of the Extradition Act 2003. The RP was sought pursuant to a conviction European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) for two offences of trafficking vulnerable women for prostitution for which […]

21st Jun 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Popoviciu v Romania [2021] EWHC 1584 (Admin)

  Background Facts The appellant (‘P’) appealed against an order for his extradition to Romania to serve a sentence of 7 years’ imprisonment for two offences: accessory to aggravated abuse of power and bribery. The convictions stemmed from an alleged conspiracy to transfer a plot of land under State ownership to a private company. P […]

16th Nov 2020

Former Intelligence Chiefs urge Home Secretary to block extradition to Romania of Alexander Adamescu

On 20 October 2020, the High Court dismissed Romanian national Bogan Alexander Adamescu’s appeal against a decision of District Judge Zani, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, not to discharge him from extradition proceedings and that he be returned to Romania on charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s legal team argued that his extradition should be […]

1st Jun 2020

CASE SUMMARY: Cosar v Governor of HMP Wandsworth [2020] EWHC 1142 (Admin)

Background facts This case involves two applications for habeas corpus, or in the alternative, for a direction that they be treated as applications for permission to apply for judicial review. The first applicant (“C”) is the subject of a European Arrest Warrant (’EAW’) issued by the Romanian judicial authority. His extradition was ordered, and permission […]

1st Nov 2019

Alexander Adamescu granted permission to appeal against extradition

Alexander Adamescu has been granted permission to appeal against the decision of District Judge Zani at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to order his extradition to Romania. Mr Adamescu is sought for extradition on two charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s initial application for permission was refused by the High Court on all six grounds. His renewed […]

30th Sep 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Avadanei v France [2019] EWHC 2534 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant, a Romanian national, appealed against an order for his extradition to France pursuant to an accusation EAW relating to a total of 35 offences of alleged theft in an organised gang. The EAW was supplemented by two sets of further information. After receipt of the first set of further information, an […]

13th Aug 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Romania v Sandu [2019] EWHC 2208 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant, the Romanian judicial authority, appealed against a decision of District Judge Goldspring to order the discharge of Mr Sandu, the respondent. The extradition request, pursuant to an EAW, sought the respondent’s extradition to face a sentence of one years’ imprisonment for an offence of failing to provide a specimen for analysis […]

11th Apr 2018

GRECO suggests that new Romanian criminal code amendments could make it harder to prosecute corruption cases.

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the Council of Europe anti-corruption body has expressed serious concerns over the proposed amendments to the Romanian Criminal Code. It has been suggested that the proposed measures would restrict the use of covert investigative techniques and are likely to hinder Romania’s ability to combat corruption and other serious […]

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