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Benjamin Seifert successfully appears on behalf of the United States Government in the Divisional Court

Benjamin Seifert appeared on behalf of the Government of the United States of America, responding to an appeal against a decision to order the extradition of Joseph El-Khouri, a UK citizen accused of charges of fraud and conspiracy to commit…

Benjamin Seifert successfully appears on behalf of the United States Government in the Divisional Court

Rhys Davies features in a new series of Sky News Podcasts

Rhys Davies appears in a new series of Sky News podcasts on Interpol. Episode One of “Dirty work: the Misuse of Interpol Red Notices” was launched this week. Rhys spoke with Sky News earlier this year on the Interpol Red…


Anisa Kassamali moderates at Geneva event on the Arab ‘Interpol’

Anisa Kassamali moderated an event at the Geneva Press Room on the use of the Arab Interior Ministers Council (known as the Arab ‘Interpol’) to conduct cross-border arrests of political dissidents. The event concentrated on the recent increases in such…


Kathryn Howarth, instructed by Natalia Cichosz, achieved the discharge from extradition proceedings on Article 8 ECHR grounds of a Requested Person whose surrender had been sought by Poland to serve 3 years imprisonment.

Kathryn Howarth represented the Requested Person at his extradition hearing before District Judge Turnock on 16 June 2023, who on 4 July 2023 handed down a judgment discharging the Requested Person from the extradition proceedings at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He…


Administrative Court orders extradition of alleged war criminal to Croatia for the second time, in proceedings in which Kathryn Howarth represented the Croatian Court

Kathryn Howarth represented the Crotian Judicial Authority in extradition proceedings before Cranston J in the Administrative Court. The proceedings concerned a request by Croatia for the extradition of Mr Milenko Maric to face a re-trial in Croatia, in relation…


First extradition cases to Kuwait being heard

Extradition requests are being heard for the first time in respect of Kuwait in proceedings this week, with further hearings in February, at Westminster Magistrates Court. Rodney Dixon KC with Ben Keith (5 St Andrew’s Hill) is representing a Kuwaiti…


Divisional Court hands down judgment in judicial review claims challenging removal to Rwanda

On 19 December 2022, the Divisional Court handed down an important judgment in claims for judicial review challenging the government’s proposal to relocate asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their asylum claims determined there. In R (on the application of…


Rhys Davies writes for Newsweek Magazine

Rhys Davies authors an opinion piece calling for a more robust approach by Interpol to countries that misuse the Red Notice system. In an article for Newsweek Magazine, Rhys writes “With Interpol unwilling to stand up to authoritarian states it…


Kathryn Howarth succeeds in obtaining discharge for client in extradition proceedings

Kathryn Howarth instructed by Harry Grayson at Shaw Graham Kerry solicitors succeeded in obtaining the discharge of their client in extradition proceedings at Westminster Magistrates Court. On 12 October, District Judge Turnock discharged the request person in relation to a…


Benjamin Seifert secures the discharge of vulnerable non-verbal woman suffering from early dementia

On 7 September 2022 District Judge Pilling discharged MO from an extradition request from Cyprus. After her arrest on the Part 1 Warrant in March 2021 she began to suffer cognitive decline. By the time of her extradition hearing in…





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