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This podcast aims to familiarise listeners with some of the current topics of debate in extradition circles concerning the growth of the number of EAWs being issued across the EU and the different approaches taken by different countries to prosecuting cross border offences. This podcast will also highlight the narrowing of ground by which an extradition request might be refused and the implications for those summoned to answer charges in a different country.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the differences arising between EU member states in the application of the rules concerning European Arrest Warrants;
  • Be aware of the current case law concerning the possible bars to extradition on grounds of human rights;
  • Be aware of the approach taken by the UK courts when extraditing to states with questionable human rights records.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Case Update
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Symeou v Public Prosecutor -Patras, Greece [2009] EWHC 897 (Admin);
  • R (on the Application of Wellington) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] UKHL 72;
  • Norris v Government of United States of America [2010] UKSC 9;
  • Soering v United Kingdom 11 Eur. Ct. H.R. (ser. A) (1989);
  • R (on the application of Prosser) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] All ER (D) 125;
  • Asztalos v Hungary (2009);
  • Lodhi v Governor of H.M. Prison Brixton [2011] E.W.H.C. Admin 178;
  • Aleksanyan v Russia (Application no. 46468/06);
  • Michael Trajer v The Lord Advocate [2008] ScotHC HCJAC_78;
  • RB (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] UKHL 10.

This is the first in a two part CPDcast mini series with Anand Doobay and Hugo Keith QC on some of the 'hot-topics' currently exercising practitioners in the field of extradition law and international crime. The second podcast in this mini series can be accessed here: Extradition Update June 2010 - Jurisdiction & Procedural Safeguards

This podcast will focus on the European Arrest Warrant or 'EAW' and the approach between prosecuting authorities in different member states as well as the grounds for refusal of an extradition request from certain territories.

Podcast added: 22/6/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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