International warrant for Carles Puigdemont is dropped by Spanish judge

  A Spanish judge has dropped the international arrest warrants issued for the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and five of his colleagues for the role they played in the 2017 illegal referendum and subsequent unilateral declaration of independence. The Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena announced the decision a week […]

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Applications open: Advanced Seminar on International Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant (III Edition)

The program consists of a series of closed-door seminars held by international extradition experts – including renowned British Solicitors and Barristers – over the course of two days (training hours: 12). A social dinner by the Lake Iseo will be hosted on Monday night. Seminars will be conducted through an […]

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Ireland’s Supreme Court refuses EAW issued by the UK because of Brexit

Ireland’s Supreme Court refused to surrender Mr Thomas Joseph O’Connor to the UK last Friday over concerns about Brexit. Mr O’Connor was sentenced for tax fraud in the UK, but then fled to the UK. The Irish Supreme Court has referred a question to the European Court of Justice concerning the possibility of executing the EAW […]

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The dawn of a new era in extradition law: the death of s.2 arguments?

George Hepburne-Scott considers the impact of the Supreme Court case of Goluchowski v District Court in Elblag [2016] and its impact on the interpretation of the Framework decision in UK courts with particular reference to the requirements under Article 8(1)(e) of the Framework Decision i.e. the requirement that the EAW […]

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PRESS RELEASE – THE 2017 OXFORD CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL EXTRADITION AND THE EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT

Academic and practising lawyers from around the world congregated in Oxford, England in the first week of September to brainstorm on current developments in extradition law in several countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland. A poll of participants indicated that virtually all considered the two-day conference a […]

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Dates available for the II edition of the Advanced Seminar on International Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant

Two-day advanced seminar on international extradition and the practice of the European Arrest Warrant.  In 2002, the EU replaced traditional extradition – based upon bilateral treaties – with the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). 13 years later, this international seminar investigates current worldwide developments in extradition law. The seminar will be held […]

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Australia signs extradition treaty with China

Australia will become the first of the western “five eyes” intelligence countries to ratify an extradition treaty with China in a controversial move aimed at addressing Beijing’s fight on money laundering and drug crime.  It follows a diplomatic push by Chinese preside to conclude treaties with western powers as part of his anti-corruption […]

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A Greek court approves extradition of 3 Turkish soldiers for participation in the failed coup

A Greek court decided on Tuesday to extradite three Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after a failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in July. Turkey’s government has requested the rapid extradition of the eight men, whom it has described as traitors, to face charges of trying to overthrow the country’s […]

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