Emilie Pottle

About/Bio

Emilie Pottle is a barrister at 36 Bedford Row in London specialising in extradition, crime and international law. She was part of the prosecution team in the high-profile extradition proceedings against five alleged génocidaires in the case of Government of Rwanda v Nteziryayo et ors. She has appeared in several of the leading extradition cases concerning specialty protection (Kortas v Poland [2017] EWHC 1356), European arrest warrant validity (King v France [2015] 3670) and human trafficking (Vilionis v Lithuania [2017] EWHC 336). Emilie is junior prosecution counsel in the ongoing case of R v Agnes Taylor a domestic prosecution under universal jurisdiction principles for offences of torture carried out during the first Liberian civil war. Emilie was part of the team defending Saif Gaddafi before the International Criminal Court. She has acted in cases before the ICTY and ICTR and advises NGOs and governments on matters of international criminal law, including prosecutions pursuant to the International Criminal Courts Act 2001, the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 and torture under universal jurisdiction provisions under the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

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Extradition: English Court refuses to extradite alleged génocidaires to Rwanda–will a domestic prosecution follow?

The Divisional Court of England and Wales has dismissed the appeal of the Government of Rwanda in the high-profile extradition proceedings against five alleged génocidaires in the case of Rwanda v Nteziryayo and ors. The men will not be extradited to Rwanda to stand trial for genocide and it now appears that, if they are to be tried…

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