Category: United Kingdom

24th Jun 2020

US seeking extradition of Abraaj Group founder from UK

Extradition proceedings issued by the US Government in respect of Pakistani businessman and former Abraaj Group Chief Executive, Arif Naqvi, began this week at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Mr Naqvi is wanted by US prosecutors to stand trial on charges of fraud and money laundering. It is alleged that as Chief Executive of Abraaj Group, Mr […]

12th Jun 2020

Eamon Harrison loses latest challenge to extradition

The Irish Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court to order Eamon Harrison’s extradition to the UK. Mr Harrison is sought to stand trial on 39 counts of manslaughter and one count of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, following the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals found in a trailer in Essex […]

11th Jun 2020

Vijay Mallya applies for UK asylum

Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, who is facing extradition to India after the High Court rejected his appeal in April 2020 and he was refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court, has reportedly applied for asylum in the UK pursuant to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) which prohibits “inhuman or […]

8th Jun 2020

US issues MLA request to question Prince Andrew

The US Department of Justice has reportedly made a formal request for mutual legal assistance (“MLA”) to the UK Home Office to facilitate the questioning of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Mr Epstein, who died while in custody last year, is alleged to have been at the centre […]

1st Jun 2020

Julian Assange ‘too ill’ to attend case management hearing

Lawyers for Julian Assange stated that ill-health was the reason for their client’s failure to attend the latest case management hearing in the ongoing extradition proceedings against him. Mr Assange’s health, according to his spokesperson, has declined in recent weeks and he has lost weight. He is reported to have been transferred to the medical […]

1st Jun 2020

CASE SUMMARY: Cosar v Governor of HMP Wandsworth [2020] EWHC 1142 (Admin)

Background facts This case involves two applications for habeas corpus, or in the alternative, for a direction that they be treated as applications for permission to apply for judicial review. The first applicant (“C”) is the subject of a European Arrest Warrant (’EAW’) issued by the Romanian judicial authority. His extradition was ordered, and permission […]

23rd May 2020

David Noakes arrested

British businessman David Noakes, whose extradition to France on nine charges (including the marketing of unauthorised medicines) was ordered on 7 November 2019, was arrested in Cornwall on 20 May 2020 after five months as a fugitive. Mr Noakes was previously sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment in the UK after he pleaded guilty in 2018 […]

15th May 2020

Coronavirus and amendments to extradition procedure

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has amended the Extradition Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”) to temporarily extend the use of live-link technology in extradition proceedings. For two years from the date of commencement, 25 March 2020, a person may attend extradition proceedings by live link where the judge is satisfied that “it is in the interests […]

15th May 2020

Vijay Mallya denied leave to appeal to the Supreme Court

Vijay Mallya was, on Thursday 14 May 2020, denied leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in his ongoing extradition case, thereby exhausting his final domestic avenue for challenge. Permission was refused on the basis that the case raises no issue of public importance. Mr Mallya is wanted in India to face charges of fraudulent […]

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