The Group

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 :

  • maffwhiteStefano 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.
  • Summers            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              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).
  •            Robert Currie  | Professor of Law & Distinguished Research Professor, Schulich School of Law in Canada, Rob is a specialist in transnational criminal law and his scholarly work is cited frequently in court decisions. He is a qualified barrister at the Bar of Nova Scotia and regularly acts as a consultant to both government and private clients in cases relating to extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extraterritorial jurisdiction.
  •                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.