Tag: European Arrest Warrant

7th Jul 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Blanchard v Spain [2021] EWHC 1776 (Admin): Incoherence is still a bar to extradition

  Background facts The appellant Requested Person (‘RP’) appealed against the decision of the District Judge to order his extradition to Spain pursuant to an accusation European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) for offences relating to his alleged involvement in a criminal enterprise which was engaged in fraud and money laundering. The appellant had a chequered history […]

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 […]

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 […]

4th Jul 2020

UK leads Europe on European Arrest Warrant

The UK has executed European Arrest Warrants (“EAW”) at a rate of eight times as many as any other EU member state for the fourth year in a row. According to the Home Office, since the EAW came into force in the UK, over 10,000 individuals have been surrendered. These figures highlight the UK’s integral […]

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