Category: United Kingdom

4th Nov 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Barber v British Overseas Territory [2021] EWHC 2858 (Admin): Consideration of section 82 of the Extradition Act 2003

  Background facts The Requested Person (‘RP’) appealed against an order made at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 3rd June 2020 to send his case to the Secretary of State for her decision on whether he should be extradited to the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (‘SBA’), Cyprus. The offences for which the RP […]

29th Oct 2021

Julian Assange case heard on appeal at the High Court

  Between the 27th-28th of October 2021, the High Court heard the US government’s appeal against District Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s ruling, issued in January 2021, barring the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  Mr. Assange is indicted in the US on 17 counts of espionage and one charge of computer misuse, relating to his alleged […]

28th Sep 2021

UK seeks extradition of Denis Sergeev; third man in UK’s 2018 Salisbury Novichok attack

  On 22nd September 2021, Denis Sergeev, known in the UK as Sergey Fedotov, and currently residing in Russia, was named as the ‘the third man’, alongside Alexander Mishkin and Anatoliy Chepiga, responsible for the 2018 Salisbury Novichok attack. The attack saw Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer and Secret Intelligence Service (‘MI6’) […]

15th Jul 2021

US granted leave to appeal against Assange discharge

  On 7 July 2021, the UK High Court granted an application for permission to appeal by the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”), on behalf of the US Authorities, against a decision to bar Julian Assange’s extradition.  No date has yet been set for the appeal hearing. The permission decision had been considerably delayed, with the […]

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