Category: United Kingdom

29th Jul 2020

China retaliates in Hong Kong extradition row

Following the announcement by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister that the country was the latest to suspend extradition arrangements with Hong Kong, China responded in kind announcing the suspension of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with the UK, Canada and Australia. It reserved the right to suspend arrangements with New Zealand. The largely symbolic move comes as […]

21st Jul 2020

UK suspends extradition treaty and arms sales with Hong Kong

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced yesterday in Parliament that the UK would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong with immediate and indefinite effect. Mr Raab further confirmed that the UK would extend its longstanding arms embargo with China to Hong Kong. The move is the latest in a string of international responses to […]

7th Jul 2020

UK to review extradition agreement with Hong Kong

Downing Street has confirmed its plan to review the UK’s extradition arrangements with Hong Kong in light of the passing of the controversial Hong Kong national security law on 30 June 2020, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said amounted to a “clear and serious breach” of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The new law gives […]

4th Jul 2020

UK leads Europe on European Arrest Warrant

The UK has executed European Arrest Warrants (“EAW”) at a rate of eight times as many as any other EU member state for the fourth year in a row. According to the Home Office, since the EAW came into force in the UK, over 10,000 individuals have been surrendered. These figures highlight the UK’s integral […]

29th Jun 2020

US returns second superseding indictment in Assange case

The US Department of Justice last week returned a second superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The indictment dated 24 June 2020 does not contain any additional charges to the 18-count superseding indictment returned last year. It does, however, widen the scope of the alleged conspiracy to include accusations that Mr Assange recruited hackers […]

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