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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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Conference 2017

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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EFLIT

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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UK postponing 15 extradition requests issued by India

The Indian Minister of State Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary claimed that Britain has not acted upon 15 extradition requests issued by the Indian authorities, according to the bilateral extradition treaty between India and the UK. These accusations arrive after Indian authorities requested Britain to swiftly act on 131 pending extradition requests last month. The Indian Minister […]

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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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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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