Category: United Kingdom

18th Feb 2022

First UK/Mexico extradition imminent

On 17 February 2022, Senior District Judge Paul Goldspring sent the case of Ms. Karime Tubilla to the Secretary of State (‘SoS’) for a decision as to whether she should be extradited to Mexico. Ms. Tubilla, who is married to former governor Javier Duarte, currently serving a nine-year prison sentence in Mexico on charges of […]

9th Feb 2022

US/Russian conflicts: from the extradition courts to the Ukrainian border

Russian and US relations continue to be fraught, with confrontational rhetoric from both sides on a weekly basis. The tension between the two states is not limited to any one issue or arena of conflict, and encompasses potential war in Ukraine, traditional and cyber-espionage, disinformation campaigns and economic sanctions.  One battlefield that has received less […]

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, […]

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