Extradition Expert Group

This portal is run and updated by an international Group of academic lawyers and legal practitioners engaged in extradition law. The group organizes a yearly reunion of extradition lawyers and experts, and has met regularly (once a year) since 2016. The group is always actively looking for new members acrsoss all jurisdictions of the world.

As of 2024, the members of the scientific committee 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).
  •            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 senior researcher based at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law. Thomas is managing editor of the platform “eucrim” which regularly informs about the ongoing developments in European criminal and security law. 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”.