Extradition and international crime

29 April 2015

Private prosecutions for crimes of Universal Jurisdiction

Private prosecutions are a historic feature of the criminal justice system, and have persisted despite the creation first of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in 1879 and later of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 1986.

The first procedural step for any private prosecutor is to lay an information at a magistrates’ court. Section 1 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 governs such courts’ issuing of process; that is, on the laying of an information, the issue of a summons or an arrest warrant concerning the person named in the information (the suspect), in order to bring the person before the court to answer to the allegation...

Ed Smyth

16 April 2015

FCA identify cyber-crime as key risk driver in new business plan

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its 2015/16 business plan.   It has identified technological challenges as one of the key risk drivers, while recognising that of course innovative uses of technology bring benefits to consumers.

Jill Lorimer

29 January 2015

Should terrorists be tried before the ICC?

The display of strength in Paris shows a will to stand up to attacks; the next step could be crimes tried by an international court.

Michael Caplan QC

7 January 2013

Interpol Red Notices and how to deal with them

In this blog, we explore what a red notice is and the impact of one; diffusion notices; how to challenge a red notice and the particular grounds for such.

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