Extradition

OVERVIEW

At 9 Bedford Row, our extradition team has a wealth of experience defending and prosecuting extradition cases. Our barristers provide advice and representation for requested people and foreign governments at all levels involving the European Arrest Warrant system, requests from Category 2 territories outside the EU, and from States seeking a special extradition arrangement. Our barristers regularly appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the Divisional Court.

Several of our extradition barristers also have specialist knowledge and unique experience in international criminal law and are available to be instructed in requests involving war crimes and crimes against humanity. Our team’s experience means that we are especially well placed to advise and appear in cases, which raise issues of political motivation or abuse of process.

At 9 Bedford Row, our experience and reputation in international criminal law guarantees access to a broad network of legal experts across Europe and beyond.

Recent and notable 9 Bedford Row extradition team cases include:

Ireland v J, 2019 Case involving a challenge to the extradition of a man accused of 42 serious sexual offences including multiple allegations of rape.

N v Poland, 2019 Case involving a man seeking to challenge his extradition to serve a term of imprisonment following his conviction for burglary.

Bulgaria v Grigorov, 2019 Representation of the Judicial Authority in a case involving a challenge to extradition on the basis of Article 8 rights of an individual convicted of robbery and theft in Bulgaria

L v Germany, 2018 Case involving a challenge to extradition for a man sought for a £100,000 fraud.

Georgia v Kezerashvili, 2016 Extradition proceedings at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in a case involving multiple extradition requests for the former Defence Minister of Georgia.

Austria v Pillar-Neumann, 2017 Landmark case in which the Divisional Court discharged the requested person on the grounds of passage of time.

UK v K, 2019 Import extradition from the Netherlands where a UK EAW warrant alleging historic sex offences raised questions of abuse of process under Dutch law.

Germany v S, 2018 Requested person discharged from German EAW alleging aggravated burglaries of jewellers.

Wilby and Halliday v. Czech Republic [2012] EWHC 1006 (Admin) Case involving a challenge to extradition to the Czech Republic for serious drug trafficking offences.

Istanek v. Czech Republic [2011] EWHC 1498 (Admin) Case involving submissions pursuant to section 2 of the Extradition Act 2003; specifically, whether a right to retrial was inconsistent with a fugitive being a convicted person for the purposes of extradition.

Italy v Barone [2010] EWHC 3004 (Admin) Case seeking the extradition of a man for offences of aggravated murder, attempted robbery and illegal possession and carrying of arms. The case involved legal argument on abuse of process and delay pursuant to section 14 of the Extradition Act 2003.

INTERPOL Red Notices

Our barristers have significant experience in assisting clients with successfully challenging INTERPOL Red Notices. Members of our team have successfully lobbied INTERPOL’s Commission for Control of INTERPOL’s Files for deletion of data on numerous occasions.

Extradition Profile

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... 9 Bedford Row is recognised as being ‘among the foremost experts in the field of international criminal law’ and is "one of the best crime sets of barristers in London".

Legal 500, 2018