Archive for the 'extradition' Category

Trivial cases undermining European arrest warrants, warns Brussels – The Guardian

“The cross-border pursuit of bicycle thieves, piglet rustlers and those accused of trivial offences is damaging the credibility of the European arrest warrant, according to a report from Brussels.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wikileaks: Julian Assange lodges appeal against extradition – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have lodged papers at the High Court for an appeal against a ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

#Without Prejudice – The Law Podcast 1: Assange, EAW, British Bill of Rights, Oversupply of lawyers and Silk – Charon QC

“We covered a great deal of ground in this first episode of this round the table podcast: Assange verdict on extradition, European Arrest Warrants – The British Bill of Rights and the ECHR – The oversupply of lawyers …and we even had time to consider Garrow’s Law and Silk the BBC tv dramas on law and lawyers.”

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Charon QC, 24th February 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Julian Assange extradition decision: full judgment – The Guardian

“Read the judgment ordering the Wikileaks founder to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Julian Assange should face extradition, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges, a judge ruled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Julian Assange is very likely to be extradited, says Matrix barrister – The Guardian

“It is ‘very likely’ that a senior district judge will order the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden to face sexual assault charges, a barrister at Matrix Chambers predicted this week.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law in Action – BBC Radio 4

“The attempt to extradite Julian Assange to Sweden has raised several legal issues. In the first of the new series Joshua Rozenberg asks whether Julian Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens overstepped the mark by declaring the innocence of his client. He asks the United States legal representative in the UK, Amy Jeffress, if the extradition arrangements between the US and UK need changing and he looks at whether the media should be tweeting from court.”

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BBC Radio 4, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Extradition requests for criminal suspects ‘need better monitoring’ – The Guardian

“A senior UK law officer has urged the home secretary to ensure proper monitoring of extradition requests for criminal suspects between member states in Europe, after the failure to bring a German doctor who accidentally killed a patient on his first UK shift to face justice in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kasprzak v Warsaw Regional Court, Poland; Bingham v Trial Court No 4 of Marbella, Spain; Wilson-Campbell v Court of Instruction No 4 of Orihuela, Alicante, Spain – WLR Daily

Kasprzak v Warsaw Regional Court, Poland; Bingham v Trial Court No 4 of Marbella, Spain; Wilson-Campbell v Court of Instruction No 4 of Orihuela, Alicante, Spain [2011] EWHC 100 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 35

“Article 23 of the Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states, as implemented by s 36(3)(b) of the Extradition Act 2003, contemplated the possibility of agreement being sought and given for an extension of the period for extradition after the expiry of the original period, since it was only at the end of the original period that circumstances beyond the control of the member state or serious humanitarian reasons prevented extradition within that period and gave rise to the need for agreement on a new date for removal.”

WLR Daily, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Tesler v Government of the United States of America – WLR Daily

Tesler v Government of the United States of America [2011] EWHC 52 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 14

“The requirement in s 137(2)(a) of the Extradition Act 2003 for conduct to have occurred in a category 2 territory in order to constitute an extradition offence in relation to that territory was capable of being satisfied by acts performed entirely outside the territory where the perpetrator was participating in a joint enterprise with another person in the territory an object of which was to benefit that other person.”

WLR Daily, 25th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Terror suspect Abid Naseer US extradition approved – BBC News

“A judge in London has approved the extradition to the US of an alleged al-Qaeda operative accused of planning attacks in the UK and America.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Guardian News and Media Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Regina (Guardian News and Media Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2010] EWHC 3376 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 349

“Art 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms did not alter the settled law that the principle of open justice in criminal proceedings did not extend to a right for the press or the public to inspect documents or other exhibits placed before a court during such proceedings, or require the Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 to be interpreted as conferring any right of inspection of written evidence.”

WLR Daily, 12th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Wikileaks: Julian Assange freed on bail but High Court says he must wear electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

“Nine days after he had been arrested at the request of prosecutors in Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex offences, a senior judge threw out attempts to keep him in prison pending and extradition hearing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2010

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The Julian Assange case: a mockery of extradition? – The Guardian

“The European arrest warrant is being used to have thousands of people flown out to face charges that wouldn’t stick in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Newspapers challenge secrecy of extradition process in court – The Guardian

“An attempt to open up controversial extradition hearings to greater public scrutiny was launched in the high court today (10 December).”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Salazar-Duarte v Government of the United States of America – WLR Daily

Salazar-Duarte v Government of the United States of America [2010] EWHC 3150 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 313

“For the purposes of s 103(9) of the Extradition Act 2003, the person whose extradition was sought was deemed to be informed of the extradition order against him when the solicitors acting on his behalf received a letter, whether by post, fax or e-mail, which informed him that the order had been made.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

McKinnon extradition case to be examined by MPs – BBC News

“The mother of Gary McKinnon is to give evidence to MPs looking into the UK’s extradition laws.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Abu Hamza wins British passport appeal over ‘stateless’ argument – The Guardian

“Abu Hamza, the controversial Islamist cleric, has won an appeal against the government’s attempts to strip him of his British passport, a special tribunal ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

O’Connell v Judicial Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife – WLR Daily

O’Connell v Judicial Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife [2010] WLR (D) 26

“It was unjust or oppressive by reason of the passage of time, within the meaning of s 14 of the Extradition Act 2003, to order pursuant to a European arrest warrant the extradition of a person to serve the balance of a sentence of imprisonment after his sentence had twice been extended on appeal, rendering him unlawfully at large, where the requesting authority had without good reason delayed issuing the warrant for a significant period of time.”

WLR Daily, 21st October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Tribunal to rule on Abu Hamza’s British citizenship – Daily Telegraph

“A decision on whether Abu Hamza will keep his British passport will hinge on whether he has lost his Egyptian citizenship, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sir Scott Baker will lead review of extradition – Home Office

“The Rt Hon Sir Scott Baker will lead an independent panel to conduct a review into the UK’s extradition arrangements.”

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Home Office, 14th October 2010

Source: www.homeoffice,gov.uk

Extradition: Judge who presided at Diana inquest appointed to lead review – Daily Telegraph

“Lord Justice Scott Baker’s review will consider whether the treaty between the United States and the UK is ‘unbalanced’ and will also look at the powers available to the Home Secretary to intervene in cases, the Home Office said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Extradition treaty review will take a year – The Independent

“A review of Britain’s extradition treaty with the US and other jurisdictions will not be completed until the end of next summer, the Home Secretary announced yesterday. The Coalition’s inquiry would consider whether the UK-US treaty was ‘unbalanced’ and would also look at the breadth of the Home Secretary’s discretion to intervene in cases, Theresa May said.”

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The Independent, 9th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Extradition treaty is fair, says US ahead of British review – Daily Telegraph

“Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will announce an independent review of agreements with the United States and European nations later today amid concerns they are biased against Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

British extradition agreements to be reviewed – The Guardian

“Home Office to announce review of arrangements with US and EU after rows over McKinnon and Ubani cases.”

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Concerns increase over extradition laws – BBC News

“High-profile requests from the US have brought Britain’s extradition laws into the news. But Britain actually sends more people for trial to Poland than anywhere else and the architect of the law, David Blunkett, admits there have been unintended consequences.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

McKinnon ‘could serve time in British jail’ – The Independent

“David Cameron raised the prospect today that computer hacker Gary McKinnon could serve some of any US-imposed sentence in a British jail after raising the issue with US president Barack Obama at the White House.”

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The Independent, 21st July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Abu Hamza extradition to US blocked on human rights grounds – Daily Telegraph

“The decision by the European Court of Human Rights to block the extradition of Abu Hamza, the radical Muslim cleric, to America to stand trial on alleged terrorist offences poses a challenge to the Coalition government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Partial victory’ on Taliban prisoners challenge – The Independent

“An anti-war activist today won ‘a partial victory’ in her High Court challenge over Britain’s policy of transferring captured Taliban suspects to the Afghan authorities.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court to rule on men’s bid to avoid extradition – The Independent

“The High Court rules today on a bid by five young men to avoid extradition to Greece where they are wanted in relation to a savage attack on a footballer outside a Crete nightclub.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon put on hold – The Guardian

“The extradition of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been put on hold after the new home secretary, Theresa May, agreed to an adjournment of a judicial review that was supposed to start within days.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon could win extradition reprieve – Daily Telegraph

“Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker, could win a reprieve from immediate extradition to America as Theresa May, the Home Secretary, reconsiders his case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gary McKinnon: a test case for principles – The Guardian

“The first acid test for Britain’s new government is not the economy, but whether it is capable of an act of simple humanity. Can Theresa May deliver on the repeated promise of Tory and Lib Dem leaders to end the torment inflicted by the state on Gary McKinnon, the hacker with Asperger’s syndrome, whom the Home Office wants to send to lengthy imprisonment and likely suicide in a US jail? His courtroom cruelty is scheduled to begin again on 24 May: the time has come to end it, once and for all.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gary McKinnon: Theresa May urged to block extradition order – The Guardian

“Campaigners for the computer hacker Gary McKinnon have called for support from the new coalition government in their latest bid to overturn a decision to allow him to be extradited to the US.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

England fan extradited to Portugal to serve jail term – The Independent

“An England football fan who was convicted after a riot during the Euro 2004 tournament will be extradited to Portugal today to serve a two-year jail sentence.”

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The Independent, 12th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Football fan Garry Mann ‘devastated’ to lose extradition battle – Independent

“England football fan Garry Mann was left ‘devastated’ today as he lost his final legal battle against extradition to Portugal, where he faces a two-year jail sentence.”

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The Independent, 7th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Garry Mann wins injunction against extradition – The Guardian

“Football fan Garry Mann has won permission to continue his legal battle against extradition to Portugal, where he was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a riot at the Euro 2004 tournament.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

England fan loses Portugal extradition court fight – BBC News

“An England football fan has lost his fight to avoid being extradited to serve a jail term for his involvement in a riot during Euro 2004.”

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BBC News, 27th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Human rights court to decide football fan Garry Mann’s fate – The Independent

“Football fan Garry Mann’s hope of avoiding two years in a Portuguese jail rests with a ruling by human rights judges today.”

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The Independent, 27th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court backs extradition of mother to US on abduction charge – The Guardian

“High court judges have backed demands by the home secretary and the US authorities to extradite a seriously ill woman to stand trial in America on charges of abducting her daughter 12 years ago.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Couple charged as FSA clamps down on insider dealing – The Guardian

“A former Dresdner Kleinwort investment banker and his wife have been charged with insider dealing as part of an ongoing effort by the Financial Services Authority to crack down on market abuse, which the watchdog admitted over the weekend was still ‘unacceptably high’ in the City.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Norris v Government of United States of America (No 2) – WLR Daily

Norris v Government of United States of America (No 2) [2009] UKSC 9; [2010] WLR (D) 52

“It was only if some quite exceptionally compelling feature, or combination of features, was present that interference with the right to family life under art 8(1) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms consequent upon extradition would be other than proportionate to the objective that extradition served.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Ex-businessman Ian Norris to be extradited to US – BBC News

“A former industry boss has lost a Supreme Court appeal in his battle to avoid extradition from the UK to the US over obstructing justice allegations.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge orders extradition of five men over Crete murder bid – The Independent

“Five young men accused of attempting to murder a British holidaymaker in Crete were today ordered to travel to Greece to face justice. A judge granted an extradition request after hearing the gang were suspected of the savage mob attack in Malia in June 2008.”

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The Independent, 16th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court to decide on England football fan extradition – BBC News

“The European Court of Human Rights is to consider later whether an England football fan should be extradited to Portugal to serve a prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Garry Mann loses extradition court fight – BBC News

“An England fan has lost his latest fight to avoid being extradited to Portugal to serve a jail term for his involvement in a riot during Euro 2004.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge says extraditing Gary McKinnon may be unlawful – The Guardian

“The home secretary may have acted unlawfully by pursuing the extradition of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon, a high court judge said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Extradition of Gary McKinnon ‘breaches Bill of Rights’ – Daily Telegraph

“Extraditing the alleged British computer hacker Gary Mckinnon to America will breach Britain’s 300-year-old Bill of Rights, a top human rights barrister has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gary McKinnon ‘must answer serious criminal charges’, Home Secretary says – Daily Telegraph

“Gary McKinnon, the alleged computer hacker, must answer the serious criminal charges put to him by prosecutors in the United States, Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gary McKinnon challenges extradition – The Guardian

“Lawyers say new evidence shows computer hacker Gary McKinnon could not survive US prison system.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gary McKinnon given more time to challenge Alan Johnson’s decision to extradite him – Daily Telegraph

“British computer programmer Gary McKinnon has been granted another seven days to challenge Alan Johnson’s decision to extradite him to America to answer computer hacking charges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Extradition centre stage at Supreme Court – The Lawyer

“If there is one thing the Supreme Court proved in its ruling for the banks against the Office of Fair Trading last week (The Lawyer 25 November) it is that it will not be swayed by public opinion.”

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The Lawyer, 2nd December 2009

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Gary McKinnon extradition decision defended by Johnson – BBC news

“The Home Secretary has defended his decision to allow the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon amid criticism from some MPs.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hacker Gary McKinnon to appeal after extradition blow – BBC News

“The ‘devastated’ lawyers for computer hacker Gary McKinnon are to challenge the home secretary’s decision not to block his extradition to the US.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cyprus pair lose extradition bid – BBC News

“Two cousins from Essex who were passengers in a car which hit and killed a teenager in Cyprus have lost a High Court bid to avoid extradition.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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