First UK extradition reference to Court of Justice of the European Union

03 February 2021

On 27 January 2021 Joshua Kern, instructed by Kayders solicitors, was led by Helen Malcolm QC in the first – and now probably only – criminal/extradition Preliminary Reference from a court in England and Wales to the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, in relation to the existence of proper defence safeguards in Bulgarian extradition requests under the EAW system.

The Opinion of the Advocate General is expected on 11 February 2021.

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