Double Jeopardy May Stop US Extradition, ECJ Advisor Says

Law360, London (November 19, 2020, 3:31 PM GMT) -- The ban on double jeopardy within the European Union's free travel zone could also prevent an individual being extradited outside the bloc for the same offense, a legal advisor to the EU's top court said Thursday as the U.S. seeks to extradite a German citizen on money laundering charges.

Once an EU state resolves charges against an individual, other countries within the bloc should not be allowed to enforce arrest notices requested by a jurisdiction overseas, an advocate general of the ECJ has said. (Getty) Legal doctrine prohibiting double jeopardy alongside the EU's rights on freedom of movement mean that, once...

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