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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Drink drivers escaping prosecution as officers have to drive more than an hour to police station – Daily Telegraph

‘Drink drivers are getting away with breaking the law because police are having to drive them up to an hour and 45 minutes to the nearest custody cells, it has been warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2019

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Getting home: how can Britons serving sentences overseas transfer to a British prison? – Doughty Street Chambers

‘The Ministry of Justice recently updated its guidance for UK nationals who are serving sentences in prisons overseas, and who may wish to serve the remainder of their sentences in the UK. You can read that guidance by clicking here. But what are the conditions which must be met, and what are the practical steps which might be taken to help a UK national serve the remainder of their sentence in their own country? Christopher Sykes from our Criminal Law and Appeals Team looks at how to go about achieving this.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 5th February 2019

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EU prisoners deal ‘has not met expectations’ – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2016 in news, prisons, select committees, transfer of prisoners by tracey

‘A deal to move EU prisoners in England and Wales to their home countries has not worked out “well”, MPs have heard.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2016

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Jailed tycoon Asil Nadir transferred to Turkish prison – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in news, theft, transfer of prisoners by tracey

‘Asil Nadir, the tycoon jailed in Britain for stealing millions from his business empire, has been removed from the UK to be transferred to prison in Turkey.

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Court of Appeal overturns prison absconder policy ruling – BBC News

‘A High Court decision that it was unlawful for the government to ban inmates with a history of absconding from being transferred to open prisons has been overturned.

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BBC News, 23rd July 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Gilbert) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina (Gilbert) v Secretary of State for Justice: [2015] EWHC 927 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 202

‘The “absconder policy” in the Consolidated Interim Instructions of 11 August 2014, which precluded categories of prisoner from a transfer to open conditions save in exceptional circumstances, was incompatible with the Secretary of State’s directions to the Parole Board, issued in August 2004, which required phased release via open conditions to test whether a prisoner could be safely released into the community.’

WLR Daily, 1st April 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Salford prison van escape gang jailed for armed ambush – BBC News

‘An armed gang who crashed a car into a prison van to free two men have been jailed by Manchester Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2014

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G4S may still face criminal proceedings over tagging scandal – justice secretary – The Guardian

‘G4S, the troubled giant private security company, still faces the possibility of criminal proceedings over its alleged overcharging of at least £24m on electronic tagging and prisoner escort contracts, the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has said. His reminder comes as G4S makes a concerted attempt to have the current ban on bidding for fresh government contracts lifted.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ian Brady – the Mental Health Tribunal’s decision commented upon by Denise Marson – Sovereign Chambers

‘On the 24th January 2014 the First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care)(Mental Health) published its reasons for the Tribunal’s decision regarding Mr Brady’s application for discharge which had received wide-ranging media attention at the latter end of 2013. Mr Brady’s application was to be discharged from Ashworth High Secure Hospital and be returned to prison. There was no possibility of him being discharged directly into the community by the Tribunal. He is now 75 years old.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 29th January 2014

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Ian Brady’s bid for transfer to jail rejected for his own safety – The Guardian

‘Moors murderer Ian Brady’s bid to be transferred from hospital to jail was rejected for his own health and safety, a judge said on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Policeman guilty of punching man who spat in his mouth faces sentencing – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2013 in appeals, assault, news, police, restraint, self-defence, sentencing, transfer of prisoners by sally

“A police officer who has been found guilty of punching a suspect after he spat in his mouth will be sentenced today.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2013

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Ian Brady in prison transfer tribunal – The Independent

Posted June 17th, 2013 in mental health, murder, news, transfer of prisoners, tribunals by sally

“Moors Murderer Ian Brady is scheduled to go before a tribunal later today in his bid to be transferred to a prison to die.”

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The Independent, 17th June 2013

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UK signs prisoner transfer agreement with Albania – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 16th, 2013 in news, press releases, transfer of prisoners, treaties by sally

“Albanian prisoners can now be sent back to Albania to finish their prison sentences, following a new agreement signed by Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright and Albanian Justice Minister Eduard Halimi.”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th January 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

High Court blocks UK detainee transfers in Afghanistan – BBC News

“The UK government has been blocked from resuming the transfer of detainees caught in Afghanistan by UK forces to the Afghan authorities.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2012

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Related link: Document released in court by MoD

Prisoner transfer agreement with Albania – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 3rd, 2012 in press releases, transfer of prisoners, treaties by tracey

“A new agreement seeing a greater number of Albanian prisoners transferred from the UK to complete their sentences in Albania has been signed.”

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Ministry of Justice, 31st July 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Albanian prisoners in British jails to be sent back – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2012 in deportation, news, prisons, transfer of prisoners by sally

“More than 100 Albanian nationals who are prisoners in British jails face being sent back to their country under a compulsory transfer agreement signed on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

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Afghan detainee wins right to challenge transfer – BBC News

“An Afghan detainee handed over to authorities in the country by British forces has won permission to challenge the legality of his transfer.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2012

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Rahmatullah v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 16th, 2011 in habeas corpus, law reports, prisoners of war, transfer of prisoners by tracey

Rahmatullah v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and another: [2011] EWCA Civ 1540;  [2011] WLR (D)  368

“Where a relevant detaining authority initially had control over an applicant for a writ of habeas corpus, and subsequently claimed to have lost that control, a factual issue for the court’s determination was raised, and it would be wrong for the court simply to accept the detaining authority’s claim in the context of an application for the issue of the writ.”

WLR Daily, 14th December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Moors murderer Ian Brady to face public hearing – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2011 in mental health, news, transfer of prisoners by tracey

“Moors murderer Ian Brady will face a public hearing on whether he should be returned to prison.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2011

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