Category: Sweden

21st Jul 2022

Lady Justice’s Sword of Damocles: Erdogan puts pressure on Stockholm after Sweden’s Supreme Court prevents extradition

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened that Turkey may still block Swedish membership of NATO following reports of a Swedish Supreme Court decision blocking the extradition of Yilmaz Aytan. Aytan, who ran a school in Afghansitan founded by the Gülen movement, has had permanent residency in Sweden since 2018. He requested asylum following […]

6th Jul 2022

Extradition for Accession: Turkey demands extradition of 33 individuals in return for accepting Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO

Turkey has renewed efforts to extradite 33 individuals it designates as terrorists from Sweden and Finland following the signing of a trilateral memorandum between the countries removing Turkey’s veto on the Nordic nations’ accession to NATO. The Agreement In the memorandum, signed on 28 June 2022, Sweden and Finland have agreed, at clause 8, to: […]

23rd Mar 2020

Julian Assange coronavirus bail application refused

  District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Wednesday 23 March refused an application by lawyers for Julian Assange that he be remanded on bail as a result of his acute vulnerability to the coronavirus. Edward Fitzgerald QC for Mr Assange appeared alone before District Judge Baraitser at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, with other lawyers attending the proceedings […]

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 […]

20th Nov 2019

Sweden Drops Assange Rape Investigation

Swedish prosecutors announced yesterday, 19 November that they have dropped the investigation into sexual offences allegedly committed by Julian Assange. The Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Person, cited the weakening of evidence over the protracted investigative period as the reason for the decision. Notwithstanding the decision, Ms Persson made clear in her statement that […]

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