More and more requests are filed with Polish prosecutors and courts by other countries seeking extradition of wanted persons found in Poland. These persons often are not even aware that they are sought by law enforcement authorities in another country to face criminal charges there or to enforce existing criminal sanctions.
The wanted persons may not understand what the extradition procedure involves, how they can defend against extradition, and what rights they enjoy. They may not know the measures they can pursue under Polish or international law.
In light of these problems, we have prepared the report “Extradition and Interpol Notices: A Guide to Procedures,” drawing on our experience and an analysis of rulings issued by Polish courts in extradition cases.
Dr Artur Pietryka, adwokat, Łukasz Lasek, adwokat, Business Crime practice, Wardyński & Partners