Attorney General's rule of law record could hinder EU extradition deal - Rebecca Niblock comments in Free Movement

3 March 2020

Rebecca Niblock, Partner in our Criminal Litigation team comments in Free Movement on how the UK government's recent decision to not seek to participate in the European Arrest Warrant scheme could hinder a EU extradition deal.

Rebecca looks at if the EU would be willing to consider a Norway - Iceland style extradition agreement for the UK whilst considering the 'trust' factors between member states which could also further hinder a potential EU extradition deal.

This article was first published by Free Movement on 28 February 2020. You can read the article in full by clicking here.

Further information

For further information on the issues raised in this news post, please contact a member of our criminal litigation team.


About the author

Rebecca Niblock is a partner in Kingsley Napley’s criminal litigation team. She has significant experience in both domestic criminal litigation and extradition, having acted for defendants in a wide range of criminal matters from serious fraud, money laundering and corruption, to sexual offences and offences involving violence or drugs. Rebecca specialises in cases involving cross-jurisdictional elements. She has successfully defended a large number of persons requested by other states, both inside and outside the EU in extradition proceedings at all levels from the magistrates’ court to the Supreme Court. She also has experience in advising in sanctions cases, and in providing advice to those subject to Interpol red notices and mutual legal assistance requests. Rebecca is rated as a leading expert in Chambers UK 2019 for crime: extradition.


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