Appeals and New Bars to Extradition

Date: Thursday 22 October 2015

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Location: 54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Abigail Bright, Ben Cooper, Graeme L. Hall, Katherine O'Byrne, Jyoti Gill, Administrative Court Office Crime and Extradition Department

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

The Doughty Street Extradition Team is delighted to invite you to a seminar addressing the new statutory defences to extradition and the procedural changes to extradition appeals on Thursday 22 October 2015.

We are pleased to welcome Jyoti Gill, a senior lawyer at the Administrative Court Office Crime and Extradition Department, who will address the reasoning behind and the realities of the new appeals procedure, as well as answering audience questions.

Chair: Ben Cooper

Abigail Bright will review changes to the appeals process in force since April this year. The new leave requirement - or "appeals filter" - brings significant changes, substantive and procedural. Abigail will provide a practical focus on how best to progress applications and appellate submissions. 

Graeme Hall  will look at the relatively new bar to extradition under section 12A of the Extradition Act 2003, namely, whether decisions to charge or try the requested person have been taken in the requesting state and, if not, whether the failure to do so is solely due to the requested person’s absence. Graeme will examine key case law and a discussion on strategy, including expert evidence.

Katie O'Byrne will discuss sections 21A and 21B of the Extradition Act 2003, as amended by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  These new provisions deal with proportionality and requests for temporary transfer or interview in accusation cases.  Katie will provide a review of current approaches to the interpretation and application of 21A, followed by a short interactive discussion of how 21B is being used in practice.

To reserve your place please respond to or contact a member of our events team on 020 7404 1313.

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