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

Posted December 13th, 2019 in appeals, disclosure, extradition, families, fraud, married persons, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘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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Manchester Arena bomber’s brother held in UK after extradition – The Guardian

‘The brother of the Manchester Arena attacker, Salman Abedi, has been extradited from Libya to the UK to face multiple murder charges over his alleged role in the attack.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2019

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Julian Myerscough: Ex-lecturer jailed for child sex attacks – BBC News

‘A “dangerous, evil” former university lecturer has been jailed for 21 years for a string of child sex attacks.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2019

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Secret ‘Torture Loophole’ Raises Serious Questions For Government, MP David Davis And Barrister Say – Rights Info

‘The government must be asked “serious questions” on how a secret policy allowing ministers to approve actions that could lead to torture was signed off, a leading QC and Tory MP have said.’

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Rights Info, 20th May 2019

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Turkey seeks extradition of UK barrister over Twitter activity – The Guardian

‘A British barrister who has given evidence to parliament is facing possible extradition to Turkey on terrorism charges over his Twitter activity.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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John Downey: Hyde Park bombing suspect can be extradited over double murder charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2019 in explosives, extradition, Ireland, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘Hyde Park bomb suspect John Downey can be extradited from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland to face charges over the murder of two soldiers in 1972, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2019

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Roma hooligan who attacked Liverpool fan Sean Cox jailed for three-and-a-half years – Daily Telegraph

‘A balaclava-clad Italian hooligan who “destroyed” the life of a Liverpool supporter and his family in a “brutal and vicious” attack ahead of a Champions League tie has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2019

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