International crime and extradition

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Efstathios C. Efstathiou Extradition team prides itself in offering a range of services expertly tailored to the needs of our lay and professional clients. The team defends extradition cases receiving instructions from a range of solicitors, individuals and internationally based extradition lawyers.

Our barristers are available to provide advice in advance of proceedings or at short notice. We welcome instructions for solicitors, individuals, academics, businesses, charities and international organisations.

We offer expert advice and representation in relation to appeals before the Supreme Court of Cyprus. We are regularly asked to deal with privately funded appeals resulting from adverse decisions in the lower court.

Whilst there is no automatic right to appeal in extradition proceedings, a requested person has the option to apply for leave to appeal the decision of the judge in the lower court.Efstathios C. Efstathiou Extradition team is available to provide expert advice and assistance in relation to both seeking leave and advising on the merits attached to the renewal of applications.

Extradition proceedings often raise a variety of significant human rights issues, from fair trials, prison conditions, abuse of process to rights relating to family life. Efstathios C. Efstathiou Extradition team is available to provide advice and assistance in relation to obtaining bail for our clients and we offer assistance to individuals seeking safe passage whilst Red Notices are being challenged.

Efstathios C. Efstathiou Extradition team is available to deal with a wide variety of cases including:

  • Removal of INTERPOL Red Notices
  • Cases brought under the European Arrest Warrant system (EAW)
  • International cases (non-EU)
  • Requests from states seeking special arrangements
  • Appeals
  • Supreme Court habeas corpus proceedings
  • Pre-extradition request advice
  • Mutual legal assistance