Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In recent news, the government outlines proposals for increased rights for the victims of crime, as well as for the revocation and confiscation of passports for ISIS fighters returning to the UK. In other news, the legality of the EU Charter comes back to haunt Chris Grayling once again.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th September 2014

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Terror suspect Haroon Aswat’s extradition approved – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2014 in conspiracy, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘A terror suspect accused of conspiring with radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the US, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2014

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Julian Assange: do recent changes to extradition law make any difference? – Head of Legal

Posted August 19th, 2014 in extradition, news, warrants by tracey

‘In a word – no. In a press conference this morning, Julian Assange told reporters a WikiLeaks spokesman could confirm that “I am leaving the embassy soon” and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, according to the Guardian “referred to recent changes to the extradition laws in the UK which he believed would mean Mr Assange would not be facing extradition if the case started today.” Notice he did not claim these changes make any actual difference now; merely that they would have made a difference had the case started today. It started (and ended) some time ago, so they make no difference at all.’

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Head of Legal, 18th August 2014

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Florea v Judicial Authority Carei Courthouse, Satu Mare County, Romania – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2014 in appeals, extradition, human rights, law reports, prisons by sally

Florea v Judicial Authority Carei Courthouse, Satu Mare County, Romania [2014] EWHC 2528 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 356

‘Where there was a real likelihood that a prisoner would serve a sentence in personal space of less than three metres, a serious issue of breach of article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms arose, without the need for other aggravating features and despite the good faith of the Government in seeking to address a problem of historic inadequacy in the prison estate.’

WLR Daily, 30th July 2014

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Skraba v Regional Court in Nowy Sacz, Poland – WLR Daily

Posted July 8th, 2014 in appeals, costs, extradition, jurisdiction, law reports by tracey

Skraba v Regional Court in Nowy Sacz, Poland: [2014] EWHC 2193 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 292

‘Section 60(3) of the Extradition Act 2003 gave the High Court power, having dismissed an appeal against an extradition order, to review and, where considered appropriate, to vary any costs order made against the requested person by the first instance court under section 60(1)(a) of the Act.’

WLR Daily, 3rd July 2014

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British soldier with mental disorder extradited to US – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2014 in armed forces, extradition, fraud, news, post-traumatic stress disorder by tracey

‘A British soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder said he had been disowned by the British government as he was extradited to the United States on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2014

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‘Kidnap’ mother Eileen Clark extradited to the US – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2014 in child abduction, domestic violence, extradition, human rights, news by tracey

‘A mother of three who fled her husband in the US has been extradited from the UK on charges of kidnapping her children, campaigners have said.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2014

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Government of Ghana v Gambrah (Death Penalty Project intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2014 in death penalty, extradition, human rights, law reports, murder by sally

Government of Ghana v Gambrah (Death Penalty Project intervening) [2014] EWHC 1569 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 245

‘The mere imposition of the death penalty in a requesting state, coupled with an acceptable assurance that it would not be carried out, was no bar to extradition.’

WLR Daily, 16th May 2014

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Dr Daniel Ubani: No UK extradition over patient death – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in doctors, extradition, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘The family of man who was killed with a lethal dose of a painkiller by a German doctor said they are “astonished” he will not be extradited to the UK.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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Abu Hamza – the ten-year battle – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘It is worth considering two important legal judgments that the ten-year battle to extradite him involved.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th May 2014

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Lord Chief Justice steps into Strasbourg row – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2014 in courts, extradition, human rights, judges, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd urges European Court of Human Rights to leave terror extradition decisions to British courts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2014

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Haroon Aswat extradition decision postponed until June – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2014 in extradition, human rights, mental health, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Home Secretary Theresa May has been given two months to seek assurances from the US about how a terror suspect will be treated if he is extradited.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2014

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Brazuks v Prosecutor General’s Office, Republic of Latvia; Zibala v Prosecutor General’s Office, Republic of Latvia; Sinicins v Prosecutor General’s Office, Republic of Latvia – WLR Daily

Posted April 10th, 2014 in appeals, extradition, human rights, law reports, prisons by sally

Brazuks v Prosecutor General’s Office, Republic of Latvia; Zibala v Prosecutor General’s Office, Republic of Latvia; Sinicins v Prosecutor General’s Office, Republic of Latvia [2014] EWHC 1021 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 160

‘The state of the Latvian prison estate was not such as to produce a real risk that there would be a breach of article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms if extradition were directed.’

WLR Daily, 9th April 2014

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Director of the Serious Fraud Office v B – WLR Daily

Director of the Serious Fraud Office v B [2014] UKSC 23; [2014] WLR (D) 151

‘A person who had been extradited to the United Kingdom for trial on a criminal charge, and who prior to his extradition had been guilty of contempt of court by disobeying a court order, could be punished for the contempt notwithstanding that it was not the basis of his extradition.’

WLR Daily, 2nd April 2014

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R v O’Brien (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R v O’Brien (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd April 2014

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Rotherham child rapist jailed after fleeing to Cyprus – BBC News

‘A child sex offender who fled to Cyprus after committing “the most shocking and appalling crimes imaginable” has been jailed for 11 years and six months.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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Domenico Rancadore: DPP admits ‘error’ over Mafia boss extradition – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions has admitted an error was made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during a Mafia boss’s extradition proceedings.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Mafia boss living in Uxbridge wins extradition battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2014 in appeals, crime, extradition, news, prisons by tracey

‘A former Mafia boss wanted in Italy for extortion and other crimes has won his battle against extradition, after a ruling in an entirely unconnected case expressed concern over the conditions of Italian prisons.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2014

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Shrien Dewani extradited to South Africa ‘within 28 days’ – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in appeals, extradition, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘A man accused of arranging the murder of his wife on their honeymoon has lost his latest appeal against extradition.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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British couple lose their battle against extradition to the US – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2014 in extradition, fraud, money laundering, news by michael

‘A British couple who have lost their High Court fight against extradition to the US over an alleged work expenses fraud have said that the “injustice is too much to bear”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2014

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