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 […]

6th May 2021

What does the Supreme Court’s judgment on assurances in Zabolotnyi mean for mutual trust and recognition in a post-EAW world?

  On Friday 30 April 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Zabolotnyi v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary [2021] UKSC 14. In a unanimous decision, the five-person court upheld the Divisional Court’s decision to dismiss the appellant’s appeal against an order for his extradition to Hungary but held that its […]

31st Mar 2021

Home Office confirms ten EU countries will not extradite nationals to UK

  In a letter sent to the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee of the House of Lords earlier this month, the Home Office confirmed that ten EU States will opt-in to the nationality exception in Title VII of Part 3 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“the TCA”), which makes provision for post-Brexit surrender […]

30th Mar 2021

Lords’ European Union Security and Justice Sub-Committee publishes report on post-Brexit security and law enforcement

  On Friday 26 March, the European Union Security and Justice Sub-Committee (“the Committee”) published its report Beyond Brexit: policing, law enforcement and security, which examines the impact of the provisions in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“TCA”) on the UK’s policing and law enforcement capabilities. Over the past three months, the Committee has […]

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