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20th Aug 2015

General Karenzi Karake Update: UK Free Spy Chief

On 10 August 2015, Senior District Judge Riddle dismissed the case against General Karenzi Karake, whose extradition from the United Kingdom was sought by Spain, for war crimes committed against Spanish nationals in Rwanda in the 1990s. A report is here. A previous blog is here. CPS Statement Following a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, […]

7th Aug 2015

Emmanuel Okoyomon Update: Okoyomon Requests Bail

On 5 August 2015, it was reported that a hearing to consider Emmanuel Okoyomon’s request for bail has been adjourned to 12 August 2015, following an objection raised by counsel for the Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria. A report is here. Background As outlined in a previous blog, on 4 May 2014, the […]

6th Aug 2015

Spanish Judicial Authority v Arranz [2015] EWHC 2305

On 31 July 2015, the High Court upheld the appeal of convicted terrorist, Antonio Arranz, who faced extradition from the United Kingdom to Spain, finding that the extradition bar under section 12A of the Extradition Act 2003 (EA 2003) (of no final decision to charge or try) had been met. The judgment is here. Background […]

6th Aug 2015

Palestine Applies for INTERPOL Membership

On 4 August 2015, the Palestine News & Info Agency reported that Palestine has applied to join INTERPOL. The report is here. The application was signed by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. 135 states have recognised Palestinian statehood to date. Israel rejects such recognition, arguing that a state is created through negotiations only.  

3rd Aug 2015

Extradition of Sousse Terror Suspects Reportedly Desired by Britain

According to a report on 31 July 2015, the possibility of extraditing the Sousse terror suspects, from Tunisia to the United Kingdom, to face possible terrorism charges, is proving to be a “delicate” issue between UK and Tunisian officials. The report is here.  A previous blog on the issue is here. A British intelligence source […]

1st Aug 2015

Government of the United States v Bowen [2015] EWHC 1873 (Admin)

Background On 30 July 2015, the High Court refused to reopen the appeal against the decision of District Judge Rose not to extradite Tobias Bowen, from the United Kingdom to the United States, on the basis that the application made by the US failed to meet the test in Rule 17.27 of the Criminal Procedure […]

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