Category: United Kingdom

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 […]

7th Jul 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Blanchard v Spain [2021] EWHC 1776 (Admin): Incoherence is still a bar to extradition

  Background facts The appellant Requested Person (‘RP’) appealed against the decision of the District Judge to order his extradition to Spain pursuant to an accusation European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) for offences relating to his alleged involvement in a criminal enterprise which was engaged in fraud and money laundering. The appellant had a chequered history […]

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 […]

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