Tag: Extradition agreement

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 […]

1st Jul 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Spirache v Romania [2021] EWHC 1778 (Admin)

  Background facts The appellant Requesting State (‘RS’) appealed against the decision of the District Judge (‘DJ’) to order the Requested Person’s (‘RP’) discharge under section 20(7) of the Extradition Act 2003. The RP was sought pursuant to a conviction European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) for two offences of trafficking vulnerable women for prostitution for which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

26th Oct 2020

Ireland suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

Ireland is the latest country to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to the passing of China’s new controversial National Security Law. The new law criminalises, among other things, acts of subversion or undermining the power of authority of central government. The maximum sentence for subversion is life imprisonment. The law also […]

20th Aug 2020

US suspends extradition and withdraws from bilateral agreements with Hong Kong

The US State Department announced on Wednesday 19 August that the US had suspended three bilateral treaties with Hong Kong. The treaties make provision for extradition arrangements, including “the surrender of fugitive offenders and sentenced persons, and reciprocal tax exemptions on income derived from the international operation of ships”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated […]

17th Aug 2020

Google to refuse Hong Kong data requests

Google notified Hong Kong law enforcement last week that it would no longer provide data in response to direct requests and the territory would be treated as equivalent to mainland China for such purposes. This move comes in response to the imposition by China of a controversial national security law in the region. Hong Kong […]

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