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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US extradition fight cost couple their jobs, savings and health, court told – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2014 in expenses, extradition, fraud, news by tracey

‘The lives of a British couple who are fighting extradition to the United States over an alleged work expenses fraud have been “shattered”, the High Court has heard. Paul and Sandra Dunham, from Northampton, launched their action after the US Department of Justice sought their extradition over what the couple claim is an “employment-related dispute”.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2014

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Government of the Republic of South Africa v Dewani (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted February 4th, 2014 in extradition, law reports, mental health by sally

Government of the Republic of South Africa v Dewani (No 2) [2014] EWHC 153 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 41

‘A person who was currently unfit to plead, and might remain unfit to plead, was an accused person for the purposes of section 70(4)(a) of the Extradition Act 2003. It might be unjust and oppressive to order such a person’s extradition without considering whether an undertaking should be required from the requesting state to permit his return to the United Kingdom in the event it was found, after a reasonable time for further treatment in the requesting state, that he was likely to remain unfit.’

WLR Daily, 31st January 2014

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Honeymoon murder suspect can be extradited to South Africa, says High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Government of the Republic of South Africa v Dewani [2014] EWHC 153 (Admin) 31 January 2014. Shrien Dewani, the British man facing charges of murdering his wife on honeymoon in South Africa, has lost his appeal to block extradition there (so far three men have been convicted in South Africa over Mrs Dewani’s death). The Court ruled that it would not be “unjust and oppressive” to extradite him, on condition that the South African government agreed to return him to the UK after one year if his depressive illness and mental health problems still prevented a trial from taking place.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st February 2014

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Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani loses attempt to block extradition to South Africa – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2014 in appeals, extradition, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘Shrien Dewani has been fighting removal from the UK to face proceedings over wife Anni’s death until he has recovered from mental health problems.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2014

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Adam Perry and Farrah Ahmed: Are Constitutional Statutes ‘Quasi-Entrenched’? – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted November 26th, 2013 in constitutional law, extradition, news, repeals, Scotland by tracey

‘The Supreme Court issued its decision in H v Lord Advocate (pdf) in 2012. The decision has been virtually ignored by constitutional scholars, but we believe it may be of great constitutional significance. In this post we explain why, starting with some background about constitutional statutes.’

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 26th November 2013

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Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania v Bucnys (Antonov intervening); Sakalis v Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania (Same intervening); Lavrov v Ministry of Justice, Estonia (Same intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in appeals, EC law, extradition, government departments, law reports, Supreme Court, warrants by tracey

Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania v Bucnys (Antonov intervening); Sakalis v Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania (Same intervening); Lavrov v Ministry of Justice, Estonia (Same intervening): [2013] UKSC 71;   [2013] WLR (D)  446

‘A European arrest warrant issued by a government ministry in respect of a convicted person with a view to his or her arrest and extradition could be regarded as issued by a judicial authority for the purposes of Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA— and Part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003 which gave effect to it in the United Kingdom— if the ministry had only issued the warrant at the request of and by way of endorsement of a decision that the issue of such a warrant was appropriate made by the court responsible for the sentence or some other person or body properly regarded as a judicial authority responsible for its execution. A ministry which had power to issue an European arrest warrant of its own motion and had done so, or which had issued a warrant at the request of a non-judicial authority, including an executive agency such as a prison department, could not be regarded as a judicial authority for those purposes.’

WLR Daily, 20th November 2013

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Sakalis (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice, Lithuania (Respondent); Lavrov (Respondent) v Ministry of Justice, Estonia (Appellant); Bucnys (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice, Lithuania (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted November 21st, 2013 in appeals, extradition, government departments, law reports, Supreme Court, warrants by sally

Sakalis (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice, Lithuania (Respondent); Lavrov (Respondent) v Ministry of Justice, Estonia (Appellant); Bucnys (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice, Lithuania (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 71 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 20th November 2013

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Benefits fraudster who fled to Costa del Sol jailed for three years

Posted November 19th, 2013 in benefits, extradition, fraud, fugitive offenders, news, sentencing, social security by sally

“A benefits fraudster who fled to the Costa del Sol ahead of sentencing in 2008 has been jailed for three years. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith labelled it ‘outrageous’ that 70-year-old Norman Brennan had been in Spain for five years, and vowed to bring the pensioner back to face justice.”

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The Independent, 18th November 2013

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Extradition: why the government is wrong to remove the automatic right to appeal – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“The government has come under fire from extradition and human rights practitioners for seeking to remove the automatic right of appeal in extradition cases.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th November 2013

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Jama v Senior Public Prosecutor, Gera, Germany – WLR Daily

Posted November 4th, 2013 in drug trafficking, EC law, extradition, law reports, warrants by sally

Jama v Senior Public Prosecutor, Gera, Germany [2013] EWHC 3276 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 415

“Trafficking khat, which was an offence under German law, was capable of amounting to a framework list offence of ‘illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances’ pursuant to section 64(2) of the Extradition Act 2003 and article 2(2) of Council Framework Decision 2002/583/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states (‘the Framework Decision’), even though khat was not a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance prohibited by the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 (‘the 1988 Convention’).”

WLR Daily, 31st October 2013

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