Category: United Kingdom

15th Feb 2020

CASE SUMMARY: R V Chawla [2020] EWHC 102 (Admin)

Background facts The applicant (C) applied for permission to appeal to the High Court against the decision of District Judge Crane sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to send C’s case to the Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”) for a decision on whether to order extradition to India. C sought leave to appeal, […]

13th Feb 2020

Eamonn Harrison granted leave to appeal against extradition

A High Court judge in Dublin has granted Eamon Harrison permission to appeal against the decision to order his extradition to the UK last month. Mr Harrison is facing 39 charges of manslaughter and two conspiracy charges in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrant workers found in a refrigerated container in Essex on […]

13th Feb 2020

Vijay Mallya fights extradition

Former billionaire Vijay Mallya was in court in the High Court London on 11, 12 and 13 February 2020 to appeal against an order for his extradition to India to face charges of fraud. Mr Mallya’s extradition was approved by Secretary of State Sajid Javid in February 2019. Mr Mallya is wanted in connection with […]

8th Feb 2020

Extradition of Zana Rahim and Bakr Hamad to Italy ordered

District Judge Zani, on 6 February 2020, ordered the extradition to Italy of Zana Rahim and Bakr Hamad. Both have been convicted by the Bolzano Assize Court in absentia, however, as Italian law does not treat these convictions as final, both Requested Persons retained the status of ‘accused’ for the purpose of deciding whether to […]

8th Feb 2020

Jabir Motiwala to be extradited to the US

District Judge Zani, on 6 February 2020, found Jabir Motiwala’s extradition to the US to be compatible with his Convention Rights within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998. Further, the judge found there to be no bars to his extradition and sent the matter to the Secretary of State for her to make […]

6th Feb 2020

Mike Lynch submits to arrest on US Autonomy charges

Former Autonomy founder Mike Lynch has submitted himself for arrest following the issuing of a US extradition request for him. Mr Lynch is wanted to stand trial on 14 charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud in connection with the sale of British software company Autonomy to Hewlett Packard (“HP”) in 2011. […]

25th Jan 2020

Eamonn Harrison to be extradited to UK

The High Court in Dublin has ruled in favour of the extradition of Eamonn Harrison. Mr Harrison is facing 39 charges of manslaughter and two conspiracy charges in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrant workers found in a refrigerated container in Essex on 23 October 2019. Mr Harrison’s lawyers argued that there was […]

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