Tag: Coronavirus

2nd Dec 2020

European Council adopts conclusions on European Arrest Warrant

On 1 December 2020, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the current challenges facing, and the future of, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and extradition procedure. The Council concluded that the EAW is a key instrument in the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism. By simplifying and accelerating cross-border judicial co-operation between […]

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 […]

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 […]

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