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China Legal Commentary Channel (CLCC) | China, European Union, USA | 21 Jul 2021

‘Predominant Purpose’ of Extradition Requests: Ms. Meng’s Case

Hearings on extradition requests from foreign countries are not the same as criminal trials. They are not designed to pre-determine the validity of…
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Covington & Burling LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 27 Jan 2021

Cross-Border Criminal Cooperation in a Post-Brexit World

In her closing remarks at the end of the UK/EU Brexit negotiations, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen quoted T.S. Eliot: “What we…
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JMW Solicitors | European Union, United Kingdom | 25 Nov 2020

Is Extradition Possible After Brexit?

Since 2004 EU Member States which want to prosecute or imprison someone who is in another Member State have been able to take advantage of the…
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CrimeLine | United Kingdom | 28 Aug 2020

Surrender proceedings and “surrogacy” of jurisdiction under the Rome Statute and UK law

The relationship between extradition practice, international criminal law, and the prosecution of crimes before international criminal tribunals is of…
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Rahman Ravelli | United Kingdom, USA | 10 Aug 2020

U.S. extradition challenges

At an extradition hearing in Westminster Magistrates Court in July 2020, counsel for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) made major concessions in its…
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CrimeLine | United Kingdom | 23 Jul 2020

Judicial review as a safety valve in extradition proceedings

The High Court has a tightly prescribed and limited jurisdiction to hear appeals in extradition proceedings. In the context of a requested person’s…
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CrimeLine | United Kingdom, USA | 7 Jul 2020

Case comment: good news for the future of the “forum bar”?

In 2013 the “forum bar” was inserted into the Extradition Act 2003 by the Crime and Courts Act 2013 and it applies to Part 1 and 2 cases. It was…
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Kingsley Napley | European Union, United Kingdom | 15 Jun 2020

Dying hope for a post-Brexit extradition deal

Extradition arrangements between Britain and EU have been low on the list of post-Brexit negotiating priorities.
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom, USA | 28 Apr 2020

Mutual Legal Assistance and the US: a more anxious case than usual

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment addresses fundamental legal principles and underscores the UK’s longstanding opposition to the death penalty. It…
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Kingsley Napley | Russia, United Kingdom | 2 Apr 2020

More nails in the coffin for Russian Federation extradition requests?

On 9th December 2019 Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot gave her judgment in the cases of Olga Egorova, Dmitry Smychkovsky, Ion Tsurcan and Fryodor…
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