Two European arrest warrants discharged to protect the interests of children

25.05.17 | |


This week Graeme Hall has successfully defended two European arrest warrant requests; both decisions vindicating the interests of children.


District Judge Bayne discharged M, a mother of two, from a Cypriot European arrest warrant seeking her surrender for alleged involvement in a criminal gang which conspired to steal rental cars worth 70,000 EUR. Having considered extensive expert evidence from an adult psychologist, child psychologist, Cypriot legal expert and a trafficking expert, M successfully argued that extradition would disproportionately impact her rights to family life.


M was represented by Graeme Hall, instructed by Katy Smart, Sonn Macmillan Walker Solicitors.



District Judge Baraitser discharged P from a Slovakian European arrest warrant seeking to enforce a 9 month sentence for burglary. Despite finding P to be a fugitive, the judge concluded that the impact of separation on his profoundly disabled son would breach the child’s rights to family life.


P was represented by Graeme Hall, instructed by Fadi Daoud, Lawrence and Co Solicitors.

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