Tag: forum bar

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. […]

24th Feb 2022

CASE SUMMARY: Craig (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Advocate (for the Government of the United States of America) and another (Respondents) (Scotland) [2022] UKSC 6

Background On 23 February 2022, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal by Mr. James Craig, challenging the failure of Scottish Ministers to give effect to section 79(1) of the Extradition Act 2003 (‘2003 Act’) the ‘forum bar’, in Scotland. The ‘forum bar’ defence, which was brought into in force in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland […]

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