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US Case law

Patterson (4 May 2015)

Patterson v. Wagner, No. 13–56080, 2015 WL 1963541 (9th Cir. 2015) The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that (i) the extradition treaty between the United States and South Korea did not contain a mandatory bar to untimely extradition requests, and (ii) the Status of Forces[…]

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Santos (9 March 2015)

Jose Luis Munoz Santos v. Linda R. Thomas, No. 12-56506, 2015 WL 1004 (9th Cir.) The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s ruling certifying extradition to Mexico, holding that witness recantations, on the basis that their earlier statements were obtained by torture, were[…]

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Nezirovic (25 February 2015)

Nezirovic v. Holt, No. 14–6468, 2015 WL 777540 (4th Cir. 2015) The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that (1) ex post facto principles did not bar retroactive application of the Torture Act’s indefinite statute of limitations; and (2) the allegations of war crimes did not[…]

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Kim (9 February 2015)

Jae Boong Kim v. Donald Hall, No. 1:13–cv–0002, 2015 WL 556410 (D.N. Mar. Is.) The Northern Mariana Islands district court denied the motion of a Korean citizen, named in two criminal actions and facing possible extradition to the Republic of Korea, for release from custody pending appeal, finding that he[…]

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Hilton (12 June 2014)

Alexander Hilton v. John Kerry, Eric Holder and John Gibbons, No. 13–2444, 754 F.3d79 (1st Cir.) The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the trial court’s denial of a request by an American citizen to block extradition to Scotland, noting there was no concern about the[…]

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