Category: United Kingdom

11th May 2020

INTERPOL Red Notice issued for Anne Sacoolas

An INTERPOL Red Notice has reportedly been issued for Anne Sacoolas in connection with her alleged involvement in the death of Harry Dunn in August 2019. Mrs Sacoolas fled the UK in the days after the collision which caused Mr Dunn’s death, claiming diplomatic immunity. She was charged with causing death by dangerous driving in […]

5th May 2020

Assange extradition hearing delayed until September

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Monday 27 April decided to adjourn extradition proceedings against Julian Assange due to the ongoing restrictions in place in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr Assange’s case was due to resume hearings on 18 May 2020 but the Judge said in a hearing held by conference call that it would […]

8th Apr 2020

Judge refuses to delay Assange extradition hearing

Lawyers for Julian Assange yesterday made an unsuccessful application to delay the next stage of his extradition hearing, which is scheduled to resume on 18 May 2020. Counsel for Mr Assange, asked the court to adjourn proceedings until September 2020, arguing that the restriction imposed in response to the pandemic had made it ‘wholly impossible’ […]

1st Apr 2020

British man extradited from Malta to UK after 16 years

  Christopher Guest More Jr has been extradited to the UK from Malta where he is wanted in connection with his alleged involvement in the murder of Brian Waters in Tabley near Knutsford on 19 June 2003. Mr Waters, a cannabis farmer, was tortured and killed in front of his two adult children over what […]

23rd Mar 2020

Julian Assange coronavirus bail application refused

  District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Wednesday 23 March refused an application by lawyers for Julian Assange that he be remanded on bail as a result of his acute vulnerability to the coronavirus. Edward Fitzgerald QC for Mr Assange appeared alone before District Judge Baraitser at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, with other lawyers attending the proceedings […]

28th Feb 2020

UK announces intention to withdraw the European Arrest Warrant

The Government, yesterday, released a document outlining the UK’s approach to forthcoming Brexit negotiations including the revelation that the UK will not be seeking to remain party to the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) regime. The EAW regime came into force across EU states in 2004 and provides for a streamlined process of extradition between participating […]

27th Feb 2020

Assange legal team says extradition is ‘political’

Much of the legal argument heard by District Judge Baraitser this week at Woolwich Crown Court centred on whether the offences with which Julian Assange is charged amount to ‘political offences’ and if so, what effect that has on the legality of the US extradition request. Counsel for Mr Assange, told the court that the […]

24th Feb 2020

Julian Assange extradition hearing begins

Julian Assange appeared today at Woolwich Crown Court to begin his fight against extradition to the US. Mr Assange is charged with 17 counts of conspiracy, the obtaining and disclosure of national defence information contrary to the Espionage Act 1917, and one further count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. If convicted, Mr Assange faces […]

15th Feb 2020

CASE SUMMARY: R V Chawla [2020] EWHC 102 (Admin)

Background facts The applicant (C) applied for permission to appeal to the High Court against the decision of District Judge Crane sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to send C’s case to the Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”) for a decision on whether to order extradition to India. C sought leave to appeal, […]

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