Members of Garden Court have long been involved in seminal extradition law cases (Astrid Proll, member of the Baader Meinhof group and Pinochet for example), but we have in very recent times formed a team of practitioners to meet the changes brought about by the Extradition Act 2003 and the European Arrest Warrant Scheme. Our team comprises silks who specialise in Crime, International Law and Immigration and Nationality Law as well a range of criminal and immigration juniors.
Members of the team have been regularly involved in successful challenges to extradition requests, at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court. Below are two recent examples:
- Mauritius v Teeren Appasamy: TA was alleged to have stolen/defrauded the Mauritian Commercial Bank of tens of million of pounds. After a year and a half of hearings, TA was finally discharged pursuant to s91, EA 2003 on medical grounds. The alternative arguments prepared on his behalf were that his extradition was barred by reason of insufficiency of evidence, abuse of process, passage of time and human rights violations
- Albania v Isa Mustafaj: IM's extradition was sought on charges of attempted murder and firearms offences. IM was discharged on the grounds that his extradition would have been oppressive due to the passage of time and would also have breached his Article 3 rights.
Some of our team have written, lectured (both nationally and internationally), appeared on the television and spoken on the radio in relation to extradition law (see for example, articles in Archbold News and New Law Journal on the European Arrest Warrant and the Extradition Act 2003).
If you would like more information about our Extradition Law team email the clerks firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7993 7600
Members of the Extradition Law team are listed below - click on their names to go to their profiles.