Legal Extradition Lawyers in Cyprus


Extradition is carried out to remove a specific person from one country and back to their original one or from one country to another, where they will face trial. Cyprus has made agreements with different states worldwide where there is a mutual interest. Citizens of the countries are bound by extradition agreements and can be transported to and from these states if there are criminal charges against them. The extradition lawyers in Efstathios Efstathiou LLC continued to provide legal assistance for extradition cases at every step.


Our Legal Services During Extradition Cases


We can summarise our services in every capacity in the following points:

  • A critical moment in the proceedings when we provide helpful suggestions is when Interpol hasn’t initiated the extradition process. At Efstathios Efstathiou LLC, we also make a preemptive plea and appear before the relevant country’s Secretariat officials.
  • At Efstathios Efstathiou LLC, we establish communication channels and collaboration efforts between our specialist lawyers of Immigration, Asylum, and Nationality. Efforts are made to counter the diplomatic pressure of extradition.
  • If detainment is unavoidable, the lawyers of Efstathios Efstathiou LLC brief clients with details and terms of submitting to the authorities. Having legal counsel present for the interrogation process will significantly affect the outcome of the proceedings, and the bail will be easier to obtain.
  • At Efstathios Efstathiou LLC, our lawyers officially notify the authorities of fighting the extradition plea in Court on behalf of our client and get an expert on board to undertake this task after briefing them with the full details of the case.
  • Extradition laws are subject to change constantly, and lawyers of Efstathios Efstathiou LLC make a conscious effort to consistently update their knowledge. Our clients are always well-informed of the latest changes in the legal processes of extradition.
  • The legal experts of Efstathios Efstathiou LLC use all our resources to get the extradition plea denied. We collect case laws, compile arguments from our digital directory, and seek consultation with lawyers across the border to obtain documentation against extradition.
  • Sometimes, negotiations are the best option for our clients, and in such cases, our legal experts at Efstathios Efstathiou LLC always secure our client’s best interests. We act as mediators between the governmental representatives of the countries and reach a beneficial middle ground.
  • Acting as agents of clients, the lawyers of Efstathios Efstathiou LLC will take appeals to the top forums of the country. Whether it’s the Supreme Court, the Commission of Human Rights of Europe (ECHR), or the State Secretariats of a country, we will spare no effort in getting a positive result for our client.


Our legal experts at Efstathios Efstathiou LLC have done an excellent job of getting extradition requests denied from countries worldwide. We have the skillset and the tact necessary to ensure our clients receive only the best legal services.


The people who are affected the most by extradition are the client’s loved ones. Separating from those closest to you is a traumatic and heartbreaking experience. Our firm Efstathios Efstathiou LLC has made tremendous progress in ensuring we minimise instances of such events by thinking outside the box to come up with arguments against extradition requests.


Hire Our Legal Extradition Lawyers Right Away for Consultation and Services


Extradition cases are complex and time-sensitive. Never think twice about having legal representation if you’re facing the possibility of extradition, and we at Efstathios Efstathiou LLC have the best track record against it.


Make an appointment as soon as possible and get yourself legal cover, you can also call us to ask specific queries at this number (+357) 22 753450.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

How do I challenge an extradition request?

Extradition requests are fought in Courts, and the consequences of extradition are usually highlighted to plead the case of the defendant. Personal circumstances, separation of family, inhumane treatment possibility where the person is being extradited, humanitarian grounds and hardship pleas.


Everything is placed before the relevant legal forums in hopes of securing relief against extradition. A specialist expert will have command over the subject matter and how to better argue the case.

How has Brexit affected extradition?

The previous extradition arrangements were based on common good and goodwill, but since Brexit, the reasons have changed to cater to equivalency. Voluntary surrender option has been added as well.


The legal forum has been shifted from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to the Specialised Committee on Law Enforcement and Judicial Cooperation. Many of the European Union States after Brexit, have applied to the Committee against extraditing their own citizens to non European countries, including the United Kingdom.

What is the difference between a Category 1 and Category 2 territory?

Before the UK’s departure from the European Union, a select number of territories were referred to as Category 1 territories. However, after the Britian’s exit, all European countries including Gibraltar are now category 1 territories.


As far as distinction between categories 1 and 2 is concerned, the category 1 territories are those which deal with extradition formalities from part 1 of the Extradition Act (2003). Any extradition arrangements after 31’st December 2020 between the United Kingdom and European Union will be based on previous terms.


Category 2 territories deal with extradition legal proceedings via the part 2 of the Extradition Act (2003). These countries have separate and distinct pacts with the United Kingdom and they are based on mutual interests. Category 2 territories are further classified into category A and B.


Category A are exempt from producing apparent and first impression evidence along with their request for extradition. For Category B countries on the other hand, bringing such evidence is mandatory.

What is Voluntary Surrender?

It’s important to be realistic and realise if extradition will happen. If the client wishes to give themselves up, we can cooperate with the authorities to arrange for their escort. This will provide peace of mind and avoid anything bad happening abruptly in legal proceedings. Voluntary surrender also increases the chances of getting bail early and our legal experts will ensure to capitalise on such advantages.

Can I be arrested on an Interpol Red Notice?

Previously, it was possible to not be arrested but after the amendments to law based on The Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020, the chances of arrest have increased. Especially, if the Red Notice has been issued regarding a person by Interpol.


Countries included in schedule 1 of the 2020 Act formally make the arrest request to Interpol for detain and bring the person into their custody. The law is subject to change and is constantly updated, so arrest requests have to be first officially authorised by the National Crime Agency. Once the approval is given, then the arrest can be made.