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This podcast aims to deliver clear guidance on the basics of extradition law. It provides a brief summary of the Extradition Act 2003 before discussing the purpose and structure of the European Arrest Warrant and the procedural steps in extradition proceedings. The podcast also examines the role of the ECHR in extradition law.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the legal framework underpinning extradition proceedings in the UK;
  • Understand the structure and purpose of a European Arrest Warrant;
  • Have considered the role of the ECHR in extradition law;
  • Be aware of the bars to extradition;
  • Understand the appeal process in extradition proceedings.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (2002/584/JHA);
  • European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (2009/299/JHA);
  • Extradition Act 1989;
  • Extradition Act 2003;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Brown v Rwanda [2009] EWHC 770 (Admin);
  • Chahal v UK [[1996] 23 EHRR 413;
  • Gomes and Goodyer v. Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago [2009] UKHL 21;
  • Government of Romania v Ceausescu [2006] EWHC 2615 (Admin);
  • Harkins and Edwards v. The United Kingdom – 9146/07 [2012] ECHR 45;
  • HH & PH v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa; F-K (FC) v Polish Judicial Authority [2012] UKSC 25;
  • Kakis v Cypruss [2009] 1 WLR 779;
  • Launder v UK – 27279/95 [1997] ECHR 106;
  • McClean v The High Court of Dublin, Ireland [2008] EWHC 547 (Admin). ;
  • Miklis v The Deputy Public Prosecutor General of Lithuania [2006] EWHC 1032 Admin;
  • Mucelli v Government of Albania and Mulai v Deputy Prosecutor in Creteil, France [2009] UKHL 2;
  • Norris v Government of United States of America [2010] UKSC 9;
  • R (Government of the United States of America) v Bow Street Magistrates Court and Tollman [2006] EWHC 2256 (Admin);
  • R(On the Application of Wellington) Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] UKHL 72;
  • R(Ullah) v Special Adjudicator [2004] 2 AC 323. ;
  • Sondy v CPS [2010] EWHC 108 (Admin);
  • Szombathely City Court & Ors v Fenyvesi & Anor [2009] EWHC 231 (Admin).

In this podcast, Ben Keith, a barrister at 5 St. Andrew’s Hill provides practitioners with a practical and procedural guide to extradition.

Date recorded: 5th September 2012

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