A public seminar was held at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, on the European arrest warrant issued by a Swedish public prosecutor, for the surrender of Julian Assange (a WikiLeaks founder) from the United Kingdom to Sweden.
In the first part of the seminar, Christoffer Wong gave an overview of the legal framework governing the surrender of persons between EU Member States for the purpose of prosecution and the laws and treaties governing extradition between Sweden and the United States. The argument of the defence at the United Kingdom court for the non-execution of the European arrest warrant was then analysed.
Co-speaker at this public seminar was Professor Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (Dean, McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, Sacramento CA); the seminar was chaired by Professor Gregor Noll (pro Dean, Faculty of Law, Lund University)
Christoffer Wong, material distributed at the public seminar "The European arrest warrant for the surrender of Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to Sweden: Applicable law and analysis of the «provisional skeleton argument» of the defence", held on 8 February 2011, at the Faculty of Law, Lund University.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christoffer_wong/4
A video recording of the seminar is available at YouTube.
The seminar has been reported in several Swedish media:
– Sveriges Radio
– Dagens Juridik
– City (Lund edition)
– Skånska Dagbladet