Category: United States

16th Mar 2022

Supreme Court reject Julian Assange’s appeal

On 15th March 2022, the UK Supreme Court refused an application for permission to appeal by Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. Mr. Assange is wanted in the US on 17 counts of espionage, and one charge of computer misuse relating to his alleged role in the unauthorised attainment and disclosure of national defence information and computer […]

11th Mar 2022

Russia’s access to INTERPOL restricted

On 10th March 2022, INTERPOL announced that heightened supervision and monitoring measures in relation to Russia had been implemented by the Secretary General and endorsed by INTERPOL’s Executive Committee. The measures, which have taken immediate effect, and were implemented following calls from Ukraine, the UK, and others for Russia’s complete suspension from INTERPOL (covered by […]

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, […]

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