We represented a young woman who had been arrested on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in relation to a theft allegation from Latvia.
A contested the extradition request and raised issues under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act that extraditing her back to Latvia would disproportionately impact on her rights to a private and family life here in the UK.
A was a vulnerable young woman who had suffered years of abuse and neglect in Latvia. She had come to the UK for work and was now married and expecting a baby.
The extradition request from Latvia was successfully challenged at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at the Final Hearing and A was discharged from the warrant. Latvia also confirmed that they would not be appealing the decision, allowing A to now live freely in the UK with her husband and prepare for the arrival of their child.
A was represented by Anna Hindmarsh at our Croydon office and in Court by Louisa Collins from 5 St Andrew’s Hill.
If you are facing extradition proceedings, it is always important to take legal advice as it is a technical and highly specialised area of law. Please contact us if you would like more information on this.