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UK Bar Guide 2023

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3
Extradition
8 Years Ranked

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Provided by David Josse KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Extradition, International Criminal and Humanitarian Law (War Crimes), General domestic crime, largely homicide. Since taking Silk David has specialised in defending extradition requests, both at first instance and on appeal, encompassing the full range of Part 1 and 2 work with a particular emphasis on political corruption, prison conditions and re-trial rights in former East European communist states e.g. Dogaev (relationship between Russia and the Czech Republic).

He has led in many of the leading Article 3 authorities of recent years, often involving issues relating to assurances provided by the requesting state:-

Tabuncic and Coev (Moldova), Sekreiru (Azerbaijan), Zelenko (Latvia), Aleksynas (Lithuania), Wolkowicz (Poland), Florea and Blaj (Romania), Lustyuk (Ukraine), Kapoor (India), Nikolov and Kirchanov (Bulgaria), LMN and Yilmaz (Turkey). Also EAW/TCA Brexit challenge in January 2021 - Polakowski & oths.

2022 - Beaumont (Mexican import case) interpretation S. 152 EA 2003 & Sanchez (USA) 2022 Grand Chamber ECtHR on Life without Parole.

Career

David spent 2005-2010 at ICTY in The Hague defending in two lengthy international war crime trials one for a senior Bosnian Serb politician - Krajisnik. The other a seven-defendant case for a General charged in relation to the Srebrenica massacre - Gvero. Both matters involved allegations of genocide, extermination, and large-scale ethnic cleansing.

Professional Memberships

List Counsel:- ICC, ICTY, STL.

Member:- DELF, CBA. Vice-Chair Bar Council International Committee.

Publications

Regular commentator on news stories in core practice areas on Sky News and LBC radio.

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Extradition - London (Bar)
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Band 3

David Josse KC
David Josse KC is a highly regarded barrister who is praised for his knowledge and experience of both extradition and international criminal law. He boasts an impressive insight into cases relating to prison conditions. Josse has experience of handling a number of cases relating to former Soviet states.

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