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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…


Extradition to Kosovo refused

This morning the Crown Prosecution Service indicated that they would not be appealing the decision of District Judge Bristow to discharge a Requested Person whose extradition was sought by Kosovo. The extradition of the RP was sought by the Government…


Extradition to Russia refused

This morning the Chief Magistrate discharged a British/Russian national from extradition proceedings initiated by the Russian State. In ordering the Requested Person’s (‘RP’s) discharge, the learned Judge provided guidance as to his interpretation of “political opinions”, under the extraneous considerations…


Decision handed down in lead case on rule of law challenge to Polish extradition requests

On 23 September 2021, judgement was handed down in the joined in the cases of Wozniak v the Circuit Court in Gniezno and Wojciech Chlabicz v Regional Court in Bialystok  [2021] EWHC 2557 (Admin) in which the Requested Persons argued…


A Practical Guide to Extradition Law Post-Brexit

The TGC Extraditon Team is delighted to announce the publication on 6th September of ‘A Practical Guide to Extradition Law Post-Brexit’.   Find it at www.lawbriefpublishing.com/ExtraditionLawPostBrexit.  A 10% off discount code can be found here. Kathryn Howarth; Myles Grandison; Daniel Sternberg; Benjamin…





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