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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Mexican judge grants extradition of El Chapo to the US

A federal judge in Mexico approved last Friday the extradition of the Mexican drug lord to the United States on kidnapping, drug trafficking and murder charges. The Mexican government has 30 days now to approve the extradition of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. However, Mexico’s Attorney General claims that extradition to […]

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