Tag: Extradition agreement

21st Jul 2022

Lady Justice’s Sword of Damocles: Erdogan puts pressure on Stockholm after Sweden’s Supreme Court prevents extradition

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened that Turkey may still block Swedish membership of NATO following reports of a Swedish Supreme Court decision blocking the extradition of Yilmaz Aytan. Aytan, who ran a school in Afghansitan founded by the Gülen movement, has had permanent residency in Sweden since 2018. He requested asylum following […]

6th Jul 2022

Extradition for Accession: Turkey demands extradition of 33 individuals in return for accepting Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO

Turkey has renewed efforts to extradite 33 individuals it designates as terrorists from Sweden and Finland following the signing of a trilateral memorandum between the countries removing Turkey’s veto on the Nordic nations’ accession to NATO. The Agreement In the memorandum, signed on 28 June 2022, Sweden and Finland have agreed, at clause 8, to: […]

28th Jun 2022

A new dimension in international plea-bargaining? Megaupload pair plead guilty in New Zealand to avoid extradition to the USA

Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk pleaded guilty to charges of causing artists to lose money by deception and being part of a criminal group at the Auckland High Court on 22 June 2022. Both men were officers in the file-hosting website Megaupload, which allowed people to illegally download songs, television shows and films. […]

20th Jul 2021

Carlos Ghosn’s accomplices sentenced in Japan

  Michael Taylor, 60, a US citizen and former member of the US Army Special Forces, and his son Peter Taylor, 28, were sentenced on 19th July 2021 by a court in Tokyo, Japan, for assisting Carlos Ghosn, former boss of Nissan, escape from Japan in  December 2019. The pair received sentences of two years and […]

30th Mar 2021

Lords’ European Union Security and Justice Sub-Committee publishes report on post-Brexit security and law enforcement

  On Friday 26 March, the European Union Security and Justice Sub-Committee (“the Committee”) published its report Beyond Brexit: policing, law enforcement and security, which examines the impact of the provisions in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“TCA”) on the UK’s policing and law enforcement capabilities. Over the past three months, the Committee has […]

4th Jan 2021

Julian Assange discharged from US extradition proceedings

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser sitting at the Central Criminal Court on 4 January 2020 has ordered the discharge of Julian Assange in extradition proceedings brought by the United States’ Government on the grounds that his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to order his extradition. Mr Assange is requested by the US […]

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