6 February 2018
Edward Grange comments on Julian Assange arrest warrant ruling in the Evening Standard, The Times Law Brief and HuffPost
Julian Assange still faces arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a court ruled a warrant against him was still valid.
Edward Grange, Partner at Corker Binning, commented:
“Today’s decision results in a continuation of the impasse. To have withdrawn the arrest warrant issued against Assange for failing to surrender would have been seen to reward his voluntary decision to avoid surrender to Sweden five and a half years ago, when he sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy. The Metropolitan police will continue to be obliged to arrest Assange should he set foot outside the Embassy. If arrested and brought before the court he will then have the opportunity to argue that he had ‘reasonable cause’ for his failure to surrender to custody in June 2012.”