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 […]

22nd Jan 2021

Court rejects challenge to application of EAW regime post-Brexit

The Divisional Court handed down judgment on 20 January 2020, rejecting the first challenge to the continued application of the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) regime to cases commenced pre-Brexit. The challenge was made by way of applications for writs of habeas corpus, submitted on behalf of five requested persons who had been arrested pursuant to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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