This category refers to extradition cases within the European Union after the entry into force of the EAW Framework Decision in 2002.

Salah Abdessalam to fight the European Arrest Warrant in Belgium

Salah Abdeslam, the “most wanted” terrorist in Europe announced that he will fight his extradition to France. This decision could delay the extradition proceedings to his native France. However, experts note that his arguments are not likely to succeed, but him opposing the extradition request could delay his deportation to France for up to 90 […]

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The UN deems Assange’s detention arbitrary

A UN panel ruled last week that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily detained”. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued its conclusion — a non-binding legal opinion — that Assange has been subjected to arbitrary detention by both the Swedish and British authorities. Britain and Sweden immediately rejected the UN report, […]

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German Constitutional Court states that national Constitution may overrule EU law

Germany’s top court (the Constitutional Court) issued a ruling in an extradition case showing that the country is willing to step in when there are fundamental conflicts between European Union law and the country’s Constitution. The Federal Constitutional Court issued a ruling in a case of extradition of a U.S. citizen […]

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Mexico formally begins extradition proceedings against ‘El Chapo’

Mexico has formally begun extradition proceedings against drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo Guzmán’, who is wanted by the United States on various arrest warrants. The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has been notified that judicial proceedings will be conducted to determine whether he should be sent to the United States, where […]

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Portugal may extradite former CIA agent to Italy in rendition case

An appeals court in Lisbon, Portugal issued a decision Wednesday to extradite to Italy a former CIA counterterrorism officer who was one of nearly two-dozen agency operatives prosecuted and convicted on kidnapping charges in absentia in Milan in connection with the notorious rendition of a radical Egyptian cleric in 2003. Sabrina […]

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