Dutch Supreme Court rejects Iranian national extradition appeal – Blocking Statute not a bar

The Dutch Supreme Court has denied an Iranian national’s challenge to a US extradition request, and rejected the argument that extraditing the individual would violate the EU Blocking Regulation. The court held that the regulation does not protect persons/entities whose trading activities may contribute to Iran’s military capabilities on the basis that such trading is also criminalised under the EU’s …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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