This portal is run and updated by an international group of academic lawyers and legal practitioners engaged in extradition law. The group organises a yearly reunion of extradition lawyers and has met regularly (once a year) since 2016.
Members to the scientific commitee of the extradition expert group are :
- Stefano Maffei | Italian academic lawyer and an extradition consultant with significant international experience, mainly in Europe, UK and the United States. Dr. Maffei is a member of the Fair Trials’ Legal Expert Advisory Panel on extradition matters and offers legal advice in extradition proceedings and complex cases that involve multiple jurisdictions, the European Court of Human Rights and/or defendants who face charges before foreign courts.
- Mark Summers | Barrister specialising in crime and international criminal law, focusing on extradition and mutual legal assistance, cases concerning anti-terrorism law, complex cross border and jurisdictional issues, international and EU law. Mark is a member of the Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum (DELF).
- Anna Oehmichen | German criminal defence lawyer and partner of the white-collar boutique Knierim & Kollegen in Mainz, Germany, specialised in crime and European and international criminal law, focusing on extradition and mutual legal assistance. She also holds a lectureship for European Criminal Law at the University of Gießen, Germany and is a member of the Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum (DELF).
- Gary Botting | Canadian barrister, an appellate lawyer, has practised law in British Columbia for more than 25 years, representing clients primarily in extradition, dangerous offender law and criminal appeals. He has worked on hundreds of high-profile extradition cases over the years, beginning with the Charles Ng case in Calgary in the 1980s.
- Thomas Wahl | German researcher based at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal law. Thomas has been Head of the Section for “European Criminal Law” of the Max Planck Institute since February 2016, a position he also held in the years 2004 to 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he worked at the Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz) in the units (Referate) for “Extradition, Enforcement Assistance, Mutual Legal Assistance.