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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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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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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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Sabrina de Sousa, an Ex-CIA agent losses extradition battle in Portugal’s Supreme Court

Portugal’s Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Sabrina de Sousa to an extradition request by Italy. De Sousa is a CIA agent convicted in absentia for her part in an “extraordinary rendition” case in Italy. Sabrina De Sousa’s only possible recourse is to appeal the ruling to the Constitutional Court […]

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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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