Category: United Kingdom

28th Jan 2022

CASE SUMMARY: R. (on the application of Lynch) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2022] EWHC 142 (Admin)

Background On 26 January 2022, Mr Justice Swift dismissed a judicial review application by Autonomy founder, Michael Lynch, challenging the District Judge Snow’s refusal to extend the time permitted for the Secretary of State for the Home Department (‘SSHD’) to decide whether to order his extradition to the USA. Lynch has been indicted on 17 […]

7th Jan 2022

CASE SUMMARY: The Government of the United States v Julian Assange [2021] EWHC 3313 (Admin)

Background Facts The Government of the United States (‘USA’) appealed against an order made at Westminster Magistrates’ Court (‘WMC’) on January 4, 2021, barring their request for the extradition of Julian Assange, the Requested Person (‘RP’). The Wikileaks founder is wanted in the US on 17 counts of espionage, and one charge of computer misuse, […]

6th Jan 2022

CASE SUMMARY: The Government of India v Kuldeep Singh [2021] EWHC 3333 (Admin)

Background facts The Government of India (‘GoI’) sought permission to appeal against an order made at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on December 9, 2021, to discharge the Requested Person (‘RP’), Kuldeep Singh. The RP was wanted in relation to his alleged senior membership of the Khalistan Zindabad Force, a banned terrorist organisation in India. Mr. Singh, […]

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 June 3 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 was […]

29th Oct 2021

Julian Assange case heard on appeal at the High Court

Between the 27-28 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 role in […]

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