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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Oxford Conference on International Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant a “Complete Success”, Participants Say

Lawyers and law school professors from around the world congregated in Oxford, England in the last week in August to brainstorm on alternative methods of extradition in light of the possible exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. A poll of participants indicated that virtually all considered the […]

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ECJ: Member states are not obliged to grant their citizens and other EU citizens the same protections in extradition cases

The European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the extradition by Latvia of Aleksei Petruhhin, an Estonian citizen, to Russia does not contravene the principles of non-discrimination under EU law. Specifically, the Court ruled that a member state is not required to grant a national of another member state who is the subject of […]

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Successful first edition of the “Advanced Seminar in International Extradition”, Oxford [August 29-30, 2016]

The first edition of the two-day Advanced Seminar in International Extradition was held at the University of Oxford on August 29-30, 2016. The program brought together 18 scholars, legal practitioners and researchers from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain and the USA to discuss and analyze international extradition practices and current trends. The seminar […]

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Turkey requests extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the US

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim confirmed on Tuesday that a formal extradition request for Fethullah Gulen has been sent to the US. Mr Yildirim has been accused by Erdogan of being linked to Friday’s coup attempt. Mr Gulen, a Turkish cleric who has lived for years in exile in Pennsylvania has denied any involvement, and has accused Erdogan […]

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