Interpol Red Notice issued against Anne Sacoolas – is prosecution in the UK possible? – 5SAH

‘Last December, Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a road traffic accident in which 19-year-old Harry Dunn lost his life. It is alleged that she was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time. Mrs Sacoolas’ husband was employed in some official capacity at a United States Air Force communication station based at RAF Croughton.’

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5SAH, 13th May 2020

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Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas extradition refusal ‘final’ – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2020 in accidents, diplomats, extradition, immunity, news, road traffic by sally

‘The US has said its decision to refuse an extradition request for Harry Dunn’s alleged killer was final.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2020

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The impact of Coronavirus, part 4: developments in extradition – 6KBW College Hill

Posted April 20th, 2020 in chambers articles, coronavirus, courts, extradition, live link evidence, news by sally

‘Necessity is the mother of invention. Never has the English proverb been proved so true as with the rapid deployment of video link technology in the court system following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and consequent reduction of in-person hearings. This post considers the developments applicable to extradition proceedings; the current arrangements for hearings, appeals and removal; and the potential impact of the pandemic on the bars to extradition and bail applications.’

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6KBW College Hill, 7th April 2020

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“This lopsided Treaty…” Is the US/UK Extradition Treaty imbalanced? – 6KBW College Hill

Posted April 17th, 2020 in chambers articles, extradition, interpretation, news, treaties by sally

‘Recent high-profile extradition cases have breathed new life into the old question of whether extradition relations between the US and the UK are imbalanced. On 12 February 2020, the Leader of the Opposition stated in Parliament “this lopsided treaty means the US can request extradition in circumstances that Britain cannot”. The Prime Minister replied: “to be frank, I think the right honourable Gentleman has a point in his characterisation of our extradition arrangements with the United States”. It is a question that has arisen time and again since the UK ratified the US/UK Extradition Treaty 2003 (‘the 2003 Treaty’). So, where does the truth of the matter lie?’

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6KBW College Hill, 9th April 2020

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Lewis Graham: Life Sentences under the Convention: Law or Politics? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Sometimes cases stand for far more than their strict ratio decidendi. The High Court’s recent ruling in Hafeez v Secretary of State for the Home Department is a prime example of such a case. The facts are simple. The US sought from the UK the extradition of Mr Hafeez, the alleged leader of an international crime syndicate and so-called “Sultan of drugs”. Unsurprisingly, Mr Hafeez resisted that motion, claiming that were he to be extradited, he would in all likelihood be sentenced to life without parole in the US, which would breach his rights under the ECHR. The UK, he argued, would be complicit in breaching his rights were it to proceed with the extradition. The High Court was to determine whether this was in fact the case.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 3rd April 2020

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Harry Dunn lawyers call for High Court to publish US secret immunity papers – The Guardian

‘Lawyers acting for a teenager who died after a collision with a car allegedly driven by an American woman want the High Court to publish a secret document protecting her from prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2020

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Rebecca Hill examines the key legal themes in Extradition Proceedings from 2019 – 5 SAH

Posted February 26th, 2020 in chambers articles, extradition, news by sally

‘Reflecting on the key legal themes of 2019 in Extradition cases, it was apparent that two issues had dominated court time in 2019; 1) prison conditions (as ever) and 2) whether Public Prosecutors are sufficiently independent to be treated as ‘Judicial Authorities’ for the purposes of the Act and the Framework Decision. Having reviewed the jurisprudence Rebecca Hill has produced a summary of key points in respect of each issue.’

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5 SAH, 21st February 2020

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Dual criminality in extradition proceedings – 5 SAH

Posted February 26th, 2020 in chambers articles, extradition, foreign jurisdictions, news by sally

‘Dual criminality is a concept extradition practitioners will be very familiar with. Under s64/65 or s137/138 of the Extradition Act 2003, there is a need for the conduct described within the warrant to amount to an offence within the UK. Three recent High Court decisions in this area highlight however that the issue is one which is highly fact-dependent and cannot be taken for granted in relation to any set of offences.’

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5 SAH, 20th February 2020

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5SAH Extradition and International update: February 2020 – 5SAH

Posted February 20th, 2020 in brexit, chambers articles, extradition, Ireland, news by sally

‘Welcome to our February 2020, 5SAH Extradition and International quarterly newsletter. We are pleased to present a variety of articles from our team of specialist extradition and international law barristers.’

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5SAH, 13th February 2020

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Extradited killer jailed for murdering wife and daughters – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2020 in domestic violence, extradition, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘An abusive husband who fled the country after murdering his estranged wife and their two daughters has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2020

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Woman who spent £16m in Harrods says court order is ‘intrusive’ – The Guardian

‘A woman who spent £16m at Harrods has launched a legal challenge to try to overturn the UK’s first unexplained wealth order (UWO) that would force her to reveal the source of her fortune.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2019

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Extradition and International update: December 2019 – 5SAH

Posted December 10th, 2019 in EC law, extradition, news, transfer of prisoners, warrants by sally

‘The newsletter features the following articles:

Natasha Draycott:Transfer of sentence from the UK;
Gemma Rose: Provides a case law update on the Public Prosecutor – A ‘judicial authority’?
Louisa Collins: Westminster Rejects Extradition to Nigeria.
Ben Keith & Louisa Collins: 5SAH EXTRADITION: An Introduction for Chambers and Partners.’

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5SAH, December 2019

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Romanian man pleads guilty to murder of Valerie Graves six years after she was bludgeoned to death with hammer – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2019 in burglary, extradition, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Romanian man has pleaded guilty to the murder of an artist nearly six years after she was bludgeoned to death while house-sitting for wealthy friends.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2019

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Julian Assange: Judge refuses to delay extradition hearing – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in extradition, news, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘A judge in London has rejected Julian Assange’s attempt to delay his US extradition case.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2019

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UK couple ‘had 11-year-old son stabbed to death to claim £150,000 insurance payout’ – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2019 in adoption, children, extradition, India, insurance, murder, news by tracey

‘A couple are facing attempts to extradite them to India over claims they arranged the murder of their 11-year-old adopted son so they could claim a life insurance payout.’

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The Independent, 17th October 2019

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CPS could and should have extradited paedophile music teacher – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) could and should have extradited a paedophile music teacher suspected of grooming and sexually abusing a string of girls at a school in Manchester, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has heard.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2019

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Banker’s wife who spent £16m in Harrods escapes extradition to Azerbaijan on embezzlement charges – Daily Telegraph

‘A banker’s wife who spent £16million during a series of shopping sprees in Harrods has escaped extradition back to Azerbaijan on fraud charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2019

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Julian Assange to stay in prison over absconding fears – BBC News

‘Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his “history of absconding”, a judge has ruled’

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BBC News, 13th September 2019

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No Deal Brexit risks reversing human rights progress in extradition law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, extradition, human rights, news by tracey

‘The UK Government’s vow to leave the European Union “whatever the circumstances” on the 31st October has left the UK hurtling towards a no-deal Brexit this Halloween, but what does this mean for the rights of people subject to future extradition between the UK and the EU?.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th August 2019

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Man convicted of murdering eight in 2002 Huddersfield house fire – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2019 in arson, bail, conspiracy, extradition, families, fire, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering eight members of the same family in an arson attack 17 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2019

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