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The forum bar in UK extradition law: an unnecessary failure. (2020)
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ARNELL, P. and DAVIES, G. 2020. The forum bar in UK extradition law: an unnecessary failure. Journal of criminal law [online], 84(2), pages 142-162. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022018320902544

The introduction of the forum bar into UK extradition law was unnecessary. It is a failure. It was unnecessary because extant law addressed, or could have addressed, the putative mischief giving rise to it. It is a failure because it admits only limi... Read More about The forum bar in UK extradition law: an unnecessary failure..

India-UK extradition law and practice: the case for reform. (2019)
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ARNELL, P. 2020. India-UK extradition law and practice: the case for reform. Commonwealth law bulletin [online], 45(3), pages 411-430. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/03050718.2020.1733034

India-UK extradition law and practice needs reform. This is particularly acute as regards the rendition of persons from the UK to India. The number of Indian requests, their success rate and the nature of the crimes and individuals subject to them su... Read More about India-UK extradition law and practice: the case for reform..

Extradition, Taiwan and the speciality principle. (2019)
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ARNELL, P. 2019. Extradition, Taiwan and the speciality principle. Scots law times [online], 25, pages 89-92. Available from: http;/westlaw.co.uk

Discusses Dean (Zain Taj) v Lord Advocate (HCJ Appeal) on the speciality rule in the Extradition Act 2003 s.95, and the compatibility of a UK-Taiwan memorandum of understanding with s.95.

Extradition and the Polish judiciary. (2019)
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ARNELL, P. 2019. Extradition and the Polish judiciary. Scots law times [online], 18, pages 53-55. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk

This article discusses the rulings in Circuit Court of Warszawa-Praga v Maciejec (Sh Ct) and Regional Court in Bielsko-Biala, Poland v Charyszyn (Ch Ct) in which Polish nationals, subject to extradition order requests, argued that there was the appea... Read More about Extradition and the Polish judiciary..

Extradition and mental health in UK law. (2019)
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ARNELL, P. 2019. Extradition and mental health in UK law. Criminal law forum [online], 30(3), pages 339-372. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10609-019-09369-7

The response of UK extradition law and practice to requested persons presenting with mental health disorders is multi-faceted and unnecessarily complex. There are a number of reasons for this. They centre upon the law failing to adequately recognise... Read More about Extradition and mental health in UK law..

What an extradition hearing is and why it matters. (2018)
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ARNELL, P. 2018. What an extradition hearing is and why it matters. Juridical review [online], 4, pages 250-268. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk

Extradition is important. It serves vital purposes. The centrepiece of UK extradition is the hearing. It plays the operative role in the rendition of accused and convicted persons from the UK to third states. In light of the significance of extraditi... Read More about What an extradition hearing is and why it matters..

The contrasting evolution of the right to a fair trial in UK extradition law. (2018)
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ARNELL, P. 2018. The contrasting evolution of the right to a fair trial in UK extradition law. International journal of human rights [online], 22(7), pages 869-887. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2018.1485655

Extradition is a process whereby accused and convicted persons are lawfully transferred across borders from one territory to another. It is unquestionably important. It serves material public purposes. Lord Thomas in Polish Judicial Authorities v Cel... Read More about The contrasting evolution of the right to a fair trial in UK extradition law..

Extradition in the sheriff court. (2018)
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ARNELL, P. 2018. Extradition in the sheriff court. Scots law times [online], 10, pages 33-35. Available from: https://login.westlaw.co.uk/

Examines recent developments in respect of extradition practice, focusing on the Sheriff Court decisions in: Lord Advocate v SN, involving a person suffering from dementia; Lord Advocate v Shapovalov, involving the applicability of statements of unco... Read More about Extradition in the sheriff court..

The wheels of justice in extradition. (2017)
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ARNELL, P. 2017. The wheels of justice in extradition. Scots law times [online], 26, pages 143-146. Available from: http://login.westlaw.co.uk

Reports on recent extradition cases, namely: Dean (Zain Taj) v Lord Advocate (SC) on whether the extradition of a UK citizen to Taiwan to serve a custodial sentence would give rise to a breach of his rights under ECHR art.3 due to the perceived risk... Read More about The wheels of justice in extradition..

The legality and propriety of the trials of Abu Hamza. (2016)
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ARNELL, P. 2016. The legality and propriety of the trials of Abu Hamza. Bergen journal of criminal law and criminal justice [online], 4(2), pages 196-219. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15845/bjclcj.v4i2.1066

Abu Hamza is serving a life sentence in an American prison, having been convicted of terrorist offences in 2014. He was previously imprisoned in the United Kingdom. Two central questions arise from his case; whether the UK and US acted lawfully under... Read More about The legality and propriety of the trials of Abu Hamza..

The continuing tension between human rights and extradition. (2016)
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ARNELL, P. 2016. The continuing tension between human rights and extradition. Scots law times [online], 40, pages 211-214. Available from: http://login.westlaw.co.uk

Examines the High Court of Justiciary ruling in Dean (Zain Taj) v Lord Advocate refusing leave to appeal a High Court decision to allow an appeal by a British national under the Extradition Act 2003 s.103 against the Scottish Ministers' decision to o... Read More about The continuing tension between human rights and extradition..

Challenges to prosecutorial discretion. (2016)
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ARNELL, P. and SHARP, L. 2016. Challenges to prosecutorial discretion. Scots law times [online], 21, pages 113-115. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk

Considers challenges to prosecutorial discretion in light of the ECtHR decision in Da Silva v United Kingdom (5878/08) on whether UK authorities had failed, under ECHR art.2, to conduct an effective investigation into the fatal shooting by police off... Read More about Challenges to prosecutorial discretion..

Lessons from the case of Abu Hamza. (2015)
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ARNELL, P. 2015. Lessons from the case of Abu Hamza. Criminal law and justice weekly [online], 179(35), pages 709-710. Available from: https://www.lexisnexis.com/uk/legal/

UK national and resident Abu Hamza was sentenced to life imprisonment in early 2015 by Manhattan Federal Court for various terrorist-related offences. His US sentencing hearing was the most recent in a long-running series of 10 separate cases. One re... Read More about Lessons from the case of Abu Hamza..

The Effect of the Bribery Act 2010. (2015)
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ARNELL, P. and EVANS, N. 2015. The Effect of the Bribery Act 2010. Juridical review [online], 2, pages 167-183. Available from: https://www.westlaw.co.uk

Analyses six key effects of the Bribery Act 2010, looking at how the practices adopted in Scotland and the rest of the UK differ. Considers: (1) changes to the substantive law; (2) Ministry of Justice guidance and corporate compliance programmes; (3... Read More about The Effect of the Bribery Act 2010..

Extradition, the forum bar and transnational drug trafficking. (2014)
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ARNELL, P. 2014. Extradition, the forum bar and transnational drug trafficking. Criminal law and justice weekly [online], 178(42), pages 623-624. Available from: https://www.lexisnexis.com/uk/legal/

Concerns have been expressed over what are perceived as insufficient safeguards in UK law to protect persons amenable to concurrent criminal jurisdiction. These were particularly forceful where an accused person had material links to the UK. The Crim... Read More about Extradition, the forum bar and transnational drug trafficking..

Extradition between friends. (2014)
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ARNELL, P. 2014. Extradition between friends. Criminal law and justice weekly [online], 178(24), page 361. Available from: https://www.lexisnexis.com/uk/legal/

With friends like these, who needs enemies is an epithet that appears to apply to the United Kingdom's extradition partners. Draconian sentencing policies, unjust plea bargaining, unlawful rendition, systemic judicial corruption, deficient medical tr... Read More about Extradition between friends..

The international co-operation unit of the COPFS. (2014)
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ARNELL, P. 2014. The international co-operation unit of the COPFS. SCOLAG legal journal, 439, pages 96-97.

Dr Paul Anell gives an overview of the report by the Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland. NOTE: publisher link no longer working (last checked 2019-01-31).

The European human rights influence upon UK extradition: myth debunked. (2013)
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ARNELL, P. 2013. The European human rights influence upon UK extradition: myth debunked. European journal of crime, criminal law and criminal justice [online], 21(3-4), page 317-337. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1163/15718174-21042032

There exists a perception within the UK that human rights law emanating from Europe acts to the detriment of extradition. This is not the case. This article describes the effect of the ECHR and Fundamental Charter of Human Rights upon UK extradition... Read More about The European human rights influence upon UK extradition: myth debunked..

Human trafficking in Scotland: the legislative response. (2013)
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ARNELL, P. and OGILVIE, T. 2013. Human trafficking in Scotland: the legislative response. SCOLAG legal journal [online], 430, pages 164-165. Available from: http://www.scolag.org/s...2013_SCOLAG_164-165.pdf

Human trafficking in Scotland has entered the realms of political rhetoric, governmental consciousness and academic debate. Following a summit on human trafficking in October 2012 in Edinburgh Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill said 'We want to send ou... Read More about Human trafficking in Scotland: the legislative response..

UK compliance with international law: bribery and corruption. (2010)
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ARNELL, P. and QUIROZ-ONATE, D. 2010. UK compliance with international law: bribery and corruption. International journal of liability and scientific enquiry [online], 3(3), pages 183-212. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLSE.2010.033355

UK compliance with its international obligations in the area of bribery and corruption is in question. Recent domestic and international developments have brought this issue to the fore. This article addresses UK compliance. In doing so it highlights... Read More about UK compliance with international law: bribery and corruption..


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