Category: United Kingdom

1st Feb 2021

Arif Naqvi can be extradited to the US, court rules

Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 28 January 2021, rejected the arguments put forward by Arif Naqvi’s legal team against his extradition and ordered the case to be sent to the Secretary of State for a decision as to whether he should be extradited. Mr Naqvi, the […]

28th Jan 2021

Belgium requests extradition of suspect in Essex lorry deaths

A Vietnamese man, arrested in December 2020 on an EAW issued by a Brussels court, was brought before Westminster Magistrates’ Court this month to commence extradition proceedings against him. Hung Sy Truong, also known as Mr Tai, is wanted in connection with the transport of Vietnamese migrants from a safe house in Brussels to Bierne […]

22nd Jan 2021

COMMENT: Abuse of INTERPOL Red Notices and the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 – how strong are the safeguards?

Monday 25 January 2021 marks the start of the 115th Session of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (‘CCF’). The CCF, INTERPOL’s supervisory body, meets every three months or so and its role is twofold. First, the Supervisory and Advisory Chamber is responsible for ensuring data processing carried out by INTERPOL is done […]

22nd Jan 2021

Court rejects challenge to application of EAW regime post-Brexit

The Divisional Court handed down judgment on 20 January 2020, rejecting the first challenge to the continued application of the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) regime to cases commenced pre-Brexit. The challenge was made by way of applications for writs of habeas corpus, submitted on behalf of five requested persons who had been arrested pursuant to […]

14th Jan 2021

COMMENT: The UK-EU Trade Agreement: impact on security and cooperation

On 24 December 2020, criminal practitioners and law enforcement agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief at the conclusion of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (‘the Agreement’). Throughout the transition period, the perils of no deal for criminal justice and security cooperation had been forewarned by senior police officers, prosecutors and Parliamentary Committees alike […]

4th Jan 2021

Julian Assange discharged from US extradition proceedings

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser sitting at the Central Criminal Court on 4 January 2020 has ordered the discharge of Julian Assange in extradition proceedings brought by the United States’ Government on the grounds that his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to order his extradition. Mr Assange is requested by the US […]

15th Dec 2020

The state of UK justice and security after the transition period

Sunday’s decision by the UK and EU to continue negotiations past the parties’ self-imposed deadline offers a glimmer of hope that a justice and security deal may still be within reach before the 31 December cliff-edge. While the long-term impact of exiting the EU without a deal remains the subject of much debate, the immediate […]

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