Month: April 2021

Supreme Court dismisses first ever extradition appeal concerning prison conditions in a requesting state

The Supreme Court handed down its judgment today in Zabolotnyi v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary [2021] UKSC 14. Mr Zabolotnyi resisted extradition to Hungary on the basis that he faced a real risk of being detained in overcrowded prison conditions, in breach of his rights under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human […]

Friends of the Earth granted permission to challenge UK government over Mozambique offshore gas project

Following a hearing on 21st April 2021, Thornton J., granted Friends of the Earth permission to challenge the UK’s decision to provide $1.15bn in financing for Total’s development of a 12bn barrel-oil equivalent LNG Project in Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. The UK Export Financing and the Treasury had agreed to the funding on the basis […]