Canadian court decides that US charges against Meng Wanzhou of Huawei meet double criminality requirement for extradition

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has rejected the challenge by Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, to her extradition to the USA on the grounds that the charges of US sanctions violations were not a crime in Canada so do not satisfy the requirement of “double criminality”.  Judgment here. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes held that the conduct underlying the charges of violating US sanctions on Iran would have been crimes in both …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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