European Arrest Warrant

Being part of the EU is GOOD for the UK

Ben Acheson | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Cross-border telecommunications are cheaper and easier after the EU abolished national monopolies for fixed-line services. The price of phonecalls has plummeted. Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call within the EU has fallen by an average of 74%...

European Arrest Warrant Is a Vital Weapon in the Fight Against Crime

Tim Farron | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

What do attempted London bomber Hussain Osman, child abductor Jeremy Forrest and drug-smuggling gangster Mark Lilley all have in common? Well, aside from having been some of Britain's most-wanted criminals, they were all captured and brought back to face justice in the UK thanks to the European Arrest Warrant, which saw its tenth anniversary earlier this month.... All across the country, the European Arrest Warrant has been used to track down criminals and obtain justice for victims of crime and their relatives.

European Arrest Warrant 12th Birthday: Time to Reflect on Both Success and Reform

Sarah Ludford | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Ludford

At the European elections next May, voters will face a fundamental choice about what kind of country they want Britain to be. An inward, backward-looking country that pulls up the drawbridge on its allies in Europe and attempts to navigate the challenges of the 21st century alone. Or one that is willing to embrace international cooperation in the fight against organised crime and new threats such as cyber-attacks, human-trafficking and online fraud...

Legal Blunders Could See 'Fugitive Mafia Boss' Walk Free

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

A fugitive Mafia boss discovered living in the UK as a suburban house husband could walk free tomorrow due to "significant deficiencies" in the warran...

Home Secretary Delivers Much-Needed Safeguards on Extradition

Jago Russell | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jago Russell

As the Home Secretary announced the long-awaited decision on the UK's future involvement in 133 EU police and criminal justice measures, the focus for many, including Fair Trials International and many of our clients, was the approach to one particular measure which has been the source of extensive debate in the UK and across the Europe.

Britain Can't Become A 'Safe Haven' For Foreign Criminals

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Nick Clegg has warned that Britain could become a "safe haven" for foreign criminals if it pulls out of the European Arrest Warrant. He issued the ...

A Foreign Legion For London?

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

Britain's biggest police force is to forge a unit of foreign officers in a bid to tackle the growing threat from overseas offenders. The Metropolit...

Theresa May's Announcement on Reforming Extradition Arrangements Long Overdue and Most Welcome

Jago Russell | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jago Russell

The bigger issue, by far, in these US/UK cases is the question of why people are being sent to the US to face trial rather than being prosecuted in British courts.

Julian Assange To Be Extradited To Sweden, Supreme Court Rules

Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to Sweden where he faces allegations of sex crimes, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. Lawyer...

Will Julian Assange Be Extradited Today?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Julian Assange will learn if he is to be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime allegations. Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder are asking the UK's ...

Italian Murder Suspect Arrested In Post Office Outside Scotland Yard

PA | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

A man wanted in Italy on suspicion of murdering a police officer 30 years ago has been arrested after being spotted queuing up in a London post office...

Julian Assange Extradition Bid In Court

Press Association | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is heading to the High Court to appeal against being extradited to Sweden over sexual assault al...