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In the Matter of Launder In the Matter of Extradition Act 1989 In the Matter of an Application for Bail: Admn 21 May 1997

Citations: [1997] EWHC Admin 490 Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: See Also – Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Launder Admn 6-Aug-1996 The exercise of a discretion on extradition is judicially reviewable in the same way as are other decisions. . . See Also – … Continue reading In the Matter of Launder In the Matter of Extradition Act 1989 In the Matter of an Application for Bail: Admn 21 May 1997

Government of Canada v Aronson; Director of Public Prosecutions v Aronson: HL 20 Jul 1989

The Canadian Government asked for the arrest of the defendant and for his return to Canada to face 78 allegations in Canada. The magistrate had determined that there was sufficient evidence in 66 cases. The detainee said that 69 offences were not ‘relevant offences’ within the Act. Held: The allegations did not disclose relevant offences, … Continue reading Government of Canada v Aronson; Director of Public Prosecutions v Aronson: HL 20 Jul 1989

Gaskin v The United Kingdom: ECHR 7 Jul 1989

The applicant complained of ill-treatment while he was in the care of a local authority and living with foster parents. He sought access to his case records held by the local authority but his request was denied. Held: The refusal to allow him access to his records involved a breach of his rights under Article … Continue reading Gaskin v The United Kingdom: ECHR 7 Jul 1989

Practice Statement (Judicial Precedent): HL 1966

The House gave guidance how it would treat an invitation to depart from a previous decision of the House. Such a course was possible, but the direction was not an ‘open sesame’ for a differently constituted committee to prefer their views to those of the committee which determined the decision unanimously or by a majority. … Continue reading Practice Statement (Judicial Precedent): HL 1966

Soering v The United Kingdom: ECHR 7 Jul 1989

(Plenary Court) The applicant was held in prison in the UK, pending extradition to the US to face allegations of murder, for which he faced the risk of the death sentence, which would be unlawful in the UK. If extradited, a representation would be made to the judge at the time of sentencing that the … Continue reading Soering v The United Kingdom: ECHR 7 Jul 1989

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Regina v Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate Ex parte Lee: QBD 3 Mar 1993

An Extradition Court cannot request evidence from applicant country. Judges: Watkins LJ, Ognall J Citations: Independent 03-Mar-1993, [1993] EWHC Admin 6, [1993] 1 WLR 1294 Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 7 9 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Criminal Practice, Extradition Updated: 21 July 2022; Ref: scu.87325

Warren, Regina (on the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another: Admn 14 Mar 2003

Hale LJ said that it would not generally be unjust to send someone back to a country face a fair process to determine whether or not he is fit to face trial adding: ‘I accept that it may be wrong or oppressive to do so if the inevitable result will be that he will be … Continue reading Warren, Regina (on the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another: Admn 14 Mar 2003

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department, ex parte Christian Norgren: Admn 18 Feb 2000

The extradition of the defendant was requested by the US for breaches of insider dealing legislation. He claimed the issue of the order by the Home Secretary claiming it was not an extradition crime since at the time, the English equivalent offence related only to dealing on the Stock Exchange in London. Held: The decision … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department, ex parte Christian Norgren: Admn 18 Feb 2000

Regina v Governor of Pentonville Prison, Ex parte Sinclair; Sinclair v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 1991

The applicant had left the USA after conviction, but before his prison term commenced, and a warrant issued. Nine years later he was arrested in the UK, and extradition sought. He said that the extradition was time-barred under the Order. The magistrates, and divisional court rejected the argument saying his claim was an abuse of … Continue reading Regina v Governor of Pentonville Prison, Ex parte Sinclair; Sinclair v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 1991

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Launder: Admn 6 Aug 1996

The exercise of a discretion on extradition is judicially reviewable in the same way as are other decisions. Citations: Times 29-Oct-1996, [1996] EWHC Admin 60 Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 12 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Cited – Regina v Governor of Pentonville Prison, Ex parte Sinclair; Sinclair v Director of Public Prosecutions HL 1991 The … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Launder: Admn 6 Aug 1996

United States of America, Regina (on the Application of) v Senior District Judge, Bow Street Magistrates Court, and Tollman and another: Admn 12 Jun 2006

The USA appealed against an order made in extradition proceedings. The defendants sought the supply of further papers by the prosecutor which might support their claim for abuse of process. The USA replied that the documents were protected by either diplomatic or legal professional prvilege. It was also disputed whether the 1989 or the 2003 … Continue reading United States of America, Regina (on the Application of) v Senior District Judge, Bow Street Magistrates Court, and Tollman and another: Admn 12 Jun 2006

Mariotti v Government of Italy and others: Admn 2 Dec 2005

The extraditee had been convicted in his absence in Italy having fled to avoid the trial. He complained that the trial process had been unfair and the evidence against him weak. Held: The court’s duty was not to investigate the evidential basis of a decision made by a competent foreign court. The application was dismissed. … Continue reading Mariotti v Government of Italy and others: Admn 2 Dec 2005

Holmes v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: Admn 20 Aug 2004

The applicant sought his release from imprisonment where he awaited extradition to Germany. He was suspected of an offence of deception. He said there was insufficient evidence that the offence alleged would be an offence here. The alleged offence involved having misused the passwords of others, which was the deception of a machine. Held: Davies … Continue reading Holmes v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: Admn 20 Aug 2004

Castillo v The Kingdom of Spain, the Governor of HM Prison Belmarsh: Admn 13 Jul 2004

In an application to extradite the claimant, the court heard a complaint that the description of the conduct alleged in the request was not a fair description of that conduct. Two of the offences charged were of an attempt to cause really serious bodily injury to a police officer by the explosion of an explosive … Continue reading Castillo v The Kingdom of Spain, the Governor of HM Prison Belmarsh: Admn 13 Jul 2004

Regina (Hewitson) v Chief Constable of Dorset Police and another: QBD 18 Dec 2003

The claimant had been arrested under an extradition warrant. He complained that the police took the opportunity to search his girflriend’s nearby flat. The police responded that the search was conducted under a common law power of search attached to the warrant for his arrest. Held: The search was unlawful, since the connection between the … Continue reading Regina (Hewitson) v Chief Constable of Dorset Police and another: QBD 18 Dec 2003

Jaffar v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 25 Nov 2003

The defendant sought to challenge an order for his extradition, saying that four of the five charges were time barred. Held: It was sufficient that any one charge remained effective. The court’s discretion in the section was limited. Judges: Wool LCJ, Mackay J Citations: Times 06-Dec-2003, [2003] EWHC 3077 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act … Continue reading Jaffar v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 25 Nov 2003

In re Guisto (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice): HL 3 Apr 2003

The applicant challenged an order for his extradition to the US. He had been convicted in his absence having absconded from bail. Held: He had been arrested and held on the basis that he was a convicted person, but the procedure should have allowed that having been convicted in his absence, in contumacy, he should … Continue reading In re Guisto (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice): HL 3 Apr 2003

Goatley v The Governor of HM Prison Brixton and the Government of the Netherlands: QBD 20 Jun 2002

The second respondent sought the extradition of the applicant for trial for drugs offences. He said that the alleged offences were extra terratorial to the second defendant, but that extradition was restricted to intra territorial offences. Held: The importing of cannabis is an intra-territorial offence, as is a conspiracy to commit that offence. There was … Continue reading Goatley v The Governor of HM Prison Brixton and the Government of the Netherlands: QBD 20 Jun 2002

Spinnato, Re v Governor of HM Prison Brixton and Another: Admn 20 Dec 2001

The prisoner had been convicted in his absence in 1991 of offences in Italy. He was resident in England at the time, and many years later extradition was sought. He had not hidden his whereabouts, and the Italian State seemed not to have pursued him. He now said it would not be in the interests … Continue reading Spinnato, Re v Governor of HM Prison Brixton and Another: Admn 20 Dec 2001

Regina (Oncel) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 19 Dec 2001

A request had been made for the extradition of the applicant for offences for which he had already been tried and acquitted in Turkey. He said that the length of time since the offences made it unfair to return him, and that he faced the possibility of being tried twice for the same offence. Held: … Continue reading Regina (Oncel) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 19 Dec 2001

In Re Khalid Al-Fawwaz (Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus) (on Appeal From a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division): HL 17 Dec 2001

The fact that a crime for which extradition was sought was extra-territorial one to the country making the request, was not enough to counter the application. The schedule required the person to be ‘accused or have been convicted of an extradition crime committed within the jurisdiction of any foreign state’ The reference to jurisdiction was … Continue reading In Re Khalid Al-Fawwaz (Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus) (on Appeal From a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division): HL 17 Dec 2001

Regina (Kashamu) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another; Regina (Kashamu) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court; Regina (Makhlulif and Another) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court: QBD 23 Nov 2001

Where a magistrates’ court heard an application for extradition, it was within its proper ambit to assess the lawfulness of the detention of the suspect in the light of the Human Rights Convention, but not to stray onto issues which were only for the eventual court of trial to hear. Article 5 expressly required the … Continue reading Regina (Kashamu) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another; Regina (Kashamu) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court; Regina (Makhlulif and Another) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court: QBD 23 Nov 2001

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Peter Elliot: Admn 18 Jul 2001

The applicant sought to challenge an order for his return to Hong Kong under the Act. He said that the ordnance under which he was to be tried, and anti-corruption statute, infringed his human rights by transferring to him the burden of proof. The Secretary of State argued that an English court should not impose … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Peter Elliot: Admn 18 Jul 2001

Lodhi v Governor of HMP Brixton and Government of United Arab Emirates: Admn 13 Mar 2001

Judges: Brooke LJ, Morison J Citations: [2001] EWHC Admin 178 Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 12, European Convention on Human Rights Citing: See Also – Mohammad Fakhar Al Zaman Lodhi v The Governor of Brixton Prison, The Government of The United Arab Emirates Admn 9-Oct-2002 . . Cited by: See Also – Mohammad Fakhar … Continue reading Lodhi v Governor of HMP Brixton and Government of United Arab Emirates: Admn 13 Mar 2001

Nadeem Akhtar Saifi v Governor of Brixton Prison and Union of India: Admn 21 Dec 2000

The applicant for habeas corpus resisted extradition to India on the ground, among others, that the prosecution relied on a statement obtained by torture and since retracted. Held: the court accepted the magistrate’s judgment that fairness did not call for exclusion of the statement, but was clear that the common law and domestic statute law … Continue reading Nadeem Akhtar Saifi v Governor of Brixton Prison and Union of India: Admn 21 Dec 2000

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Augusto Pinochet Ugarte: Admn 27 May 1999

The applicant, the former president of Chile, sought to challenge an order allowing an application for his extradition to proceed. He said that once the matters deemed inadmissible had been excluded, there was insufficicient ground to allow the proceedings to continue. Held: The court need not address the merits of the final application. There remained … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Augusto Pinochet Ugarte: Admn 27 May 1999

In re Agnaldo Ernesto Pinto and In the Matter of an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Subjiciendum Agnaldo Ernesto Pinto and Secretary of State for Home Department; Governor of Brixton Prison and Government of India: Admn 19 May 1999

Citations: [1999] EWHC Admin 462 Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 11(3)(c) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: See Also – Pinto v Governor of Brixton Prison and another Admn 2004 The Court was asked to grant Habeas Corpus on the ground that the European Arrest Warrant received in respect of the defendant was ‘fundamentally … Continue reading In re Agnaldo Ernesto Pinto and In the Matter of an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Subjiciendum Agnaldo Ernesto Pinto and Secretary of State for Home Department; Governor of Brixton Prison and Government of India: Admn 19 May 1999

Augusto Pinochet Ugarte and In the Matter of an Application for Leave To Move for Judicial Review Regina v Evans (Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate): Admn 28 Oct 1998

A provisional warrant had been issued by a magistrate for the arrest of the former president of Chile when visting London. The arrest had been in response to an extradition request from a judge in Spain and related to allegations of criminal acts by the appellant during his time as head of state against spanish … Continue reading Augusto Pinochet Ugarte and In the Matter of an Application for Leave To Move for Judicial Review Regina v Evans (Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate): Admn 28 Oct 1998

Regina v Adeniyi Momodu Allison; Regina v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court ex parte Adeniyi Momodu Allison: Admn 13 May 1998

Offences under sections 2 and 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1991 are extraditable offences, since they are punishable with imprisonment in excess of one year. Citations: Times 02-Jun-1998, [1998] EWHC Admin 536 Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act 1989, Computer Misuse Act 1990 Extradition Updated: 27 May 2022; Ref: scu.138657

Sergio Cuoghi v Governor of Her Majesty’s Prison Brixton and Government of Switzerland: Admn 30 Apr 1998

The absence of an authenticated documentation as required by the Act was not fatal to an extradition application. The magistrate could act on matters which were before him, but which had not been before the Home Secretary. Citations: Gazette 03-Jun-1998, Times 12-May-1998, [1998] EWHC Admin 474 Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 7(4) Extradition Updated: … Continue reading Sergio Cuoghi v Governor of Her Majesty’s Prison Brixton and Government of Switzerland: Admn 30 Apr 1998

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Masterman: Admn 10 Feb 1998

The defendant had been arrested as a fugitive offender having been sentenced for rape in the US. The defendant argued that it would be ‘unjust or oppressive to return him’. The defendant argued that the case was an injustice but that if returned he would not have available to him a right of appeal against … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Masterman: Admn 10 Feb 1998

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Gilmore and Ogun: Admn 6 Jun 1997

An ‘offence under the Act’ does not include a conspiracy to commit that offence for purposes of extradition proceedings. The court rejected an argument that the effect of the Act of 1989 was to free the Treaty from the constraints imposed by the schedule to the Act of 1870. Citations: Times 04-Jul-1997, [1997] EWHC Admin … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Gilmore and Ogun: Admn 6 Jun 1997

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex Parte: Admn 3 Mar 1997

The section imposed the conduct test as set out in Nielsen, not the narrower approach adopted in Aronson. Citations: [1997] EWHC Admin 208, [1999] QB 886 Links: Bailii Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 11 Citing: Cited – Government of Canada v Aronson; Director of Public Prosecutions v Aronson HL 20-Jul-1989 The Canadian Government asked for the … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex Parte: Admn 3 Mar 1997

In Re Levin; Regina v Governor of Brixton Prison, Ex parte Levin: HL 10 Apr 1997

The applicant had been detained pending extradition to the United States on charges of fraud. He said the evidence would not have been sufficient to justify his committal for trial. Held: The Francis case did not establish that the 1984 Act did not apply to extradition procceedings, and they might also be admissible under the … Continue reading In Re Levin; Regina v Governor of Brixton Prison, Ex parte Levin: HL 10 Apr 1997

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Launder: QBD 18 Mar 1998

Speciality protection requirement satisfied by undertaking for re-surrender given by Hong Kong Chief Executive, despite excess time on bail. For the purposes of a challenge to extradition under domestic law, an applicant for habeas corpus is to be treated as effectively in custody. Judges: Simon Brown LJ, Mance J Citations: Gazette 18-Mar-1998, [1998] EWHC Admin … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Launder: QBD 18 Mar 1998

Regina v Bow Street Magistrates ex parte Government of the United States of America; In re Allison: HL 2 Sep 1999

A person within an organisation who was authorised to access some data on a computer system at a particular level, could exceed his authority by accessing data at a level outside that authority. The unauthorised access offence under the 1990 Act was not limited to access obtained by an outsider or hacker. A section 1 … Continue reading Regina v Bow Street Magistrates ex parte Government of the United States of America; In re Allison: HL 2 Sep 1999

Regina v Brixton Prison and Another, Ex Parte Burke: HL 16 Jun 2000

It was proper to extradite to the US, a person who had been convicted and had served all the part of his sentence which he would serve in prison, but where some proportion of his sentence which would be served under a supervised release scheme remained to be served. There was no limitation to returning … Continue reading Regina v Brixton Prison and Another, Ex Parte Burke: HL 16 Jun 2000

In Re Ismail (Application For Writ of Habeas Corpus) (On Appeal From A Divisional Court of The Queen’s Bench Division): HL 20 Aug 1998

The term ‘Accused person’ for the purposes of extradition can include a person yet to be charged. Allowance are to be made for foreign systems, and should recognise the purpose of the legislation and includes the desire to interview or where a person is wanted to help with inquiries. Lord Steyn said: ”accused’ in section … Continue reading In Re Ismail (Application For Writ of Habeas Corpus) (On Appeal From A Divisional Court of The Queen’s Bench Division): HL 20 Aug 1998

Al-Fawwaz v Governor of Brixton Prison: QBD 20 Dec 2000

To found an extradition application, it was not sufficient that the crime should be listed as such by English law, but it was also necessary that it should be a crime of appropriate standing in the country to which extradition was sought. The crime also had to have been committed within the territory of the … Continue reading Al-Fawwaz v Governor of Brixton Prison: QBD 20 Dec 2000

Regina (Hart) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court: QBD 19 Dec 2001

The defendant to extradition proceedings had breached her bail by going on holiday. She had been arrested and sent to the extraditing country which had in turn withdrawn the extradition request to the UK. Held: The surety could not be forfeited under the section merely for the breach of the bail condition by a defendant. … Continue reading Regina (Hart) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court: QBD 19 Dec 2001

Regina v Bartle and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Others, ex parte Pinochet Ugarte; Regina v Evans and Similar (No 3): HL 24 Mar 1999

An application to extradite a former head of state for an offence which was not at the time an offence under English law would fail, but could proceed in respect of allegations of acts after that time. No immunity was intended for heads of state. International law prohibiting torture has the character of jus cogens … Continue reading Regina v Bartle and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Others, ex parte Pinochet Ugarte; Regina v Evans and Similar (No 3): HL 24 Mar 1999

Regina (Marais) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 30 Nov 2001

The process of extradition is not one itself involving the imposition of a criminal penalty, and therefore such proceedings were outside the ambit of the convention. The prisoner sought to challenge an extradition requested from South Africa, claiming an element of retrospectivity. The fact that at the time the offence was committed there was no … Continue reading Regina (Marais) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 30 Nov 2001

Regina (Warda) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 13 Feb 2002

When making an extradition order, the court did not have to consider each provision of the Act. Parliament did not intend for it to be part of the function of the district judge to occupy his time deciding whether the many and varied treaty obligations had been complied with. Expert evidence could be admitted to … Continue reading Regina (Warda) v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another: QBD 13 Feb 2002

Regina v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another Ex Parte Evans: HL 22 Jul 1994

A defendant in extradition proceedings may not bring his own evidence. He can make representations only. ‘There are thus six steps in the extradition of a suspect from the United Kingdom. First, the foreign court must consider that a charge of serious crime has been properly laid against the suspect on the basis of information … Continue reading Regina v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another Ex Parte Evans: HL 22 Jul 1994

Regina v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another, Ex Parte Evans: QBD 10 Dec 1993

Justices may not hear evidence from Defendant in extradition case. Citations: Times 10-Dec-1993 Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 7 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Appealed to – Regina v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another Ex Parte Evans HL 22-Jul-1994 A defendant in extradition proceedings may not bring his own evidence. He can make representations only. … Continue reading Regina v Governor of Brixton Prison and Another, Ex Parte Evans: QBD 10 Dec 1993

O v Governor of Brixton Prison and An: QBD 2 Aug 1999

Where a committal by magistrates for extradition was challenged by habeas corpus, the High Court had power to send the matter back to the magistrates if there was some issue which the applicant had requested a decision upon, but which the court had deemed unnecessary for decision, so that the court could in fact rule … Continue reading O v Governor of Brixton Prison and An: QBD 2 Aug 1999

In Re Schmidt: HL 1 Jul 1994

The appellant sought to persuade the House that in extradition proceedings the courts enjoyed a similar jurisdiction to that exercised in Bennett. Held: The appeal failed. The High Court has no inherent power to intervene in extradition proceedings outside the terms of the Act. ‘Accordingly, the position now is that in extradition proceedings under the … Continue reading In Re Schmidt: HL 1 Jul 1994

Ex Parte Amnesty International: QBD 11 Dec 1998

A decision by the Home Secretary to allow extradition proceedings to issue was discretionary and not turned into a duty by international convention. It was not appropriate to impose physical restraint on an individual pending the making of that decision. Citations: Times 11-Dec-1998 Statutes: Extradition Act 1989 Extradition Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.80398

Bikar and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Governor of HM Prison Brixton: Admn 14 Feb 2003

The applicants, who had been convicted in absentia in the Czech Republic resisted their extradition under an accusation warrant on the ground that autrefois convict applied. Held: As they had a right to request a new trial this was not a final judgment and accordingly they could be dealt with as persons accused Henriques J … Continue reading Bikar and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Governor of HM Prison Brixton: Admn 14 Feb 2003

Regina v In the Matter of an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Subjiciendum Governor of HM Prison Brixton, ex parte Barone: Admn 7 Nov 1997

The defendant had been convicted in his absence by a court in Turin and in respect of whom there was uncontradicted evidence before their lordships that if he were returned to that jurisdiction he would, under the relevant Italian procedures, be wholly unable to avail himself of any right of appeal. Held: A fugitive offender … Continue reading Regina v In the Matter of an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Subjiciendum Governor of HM Prison Brixton, ex parte Barone: Admn 7 Nov 1997

Woodcock v The Government of New Zealand: QBD 14 Nov 2003

The applicant, a catholic priest, challenged his extradition for alleged offences of sexual abuse which had taken place in the 1980s, saying it would be an abuse now to prosecute him after such a delay. Held: The case of R v B was of a particular character and not of assistance to the applicant. The … Continue reading Woodcock v The Government of New Zealand: QBD 14 Nov 2003

Regina v Commissioner of Police for The Metropolis, ex parte Rottman: HL 16 May 2002

The defendant had been arrested under an extradition warrant issued under the Act. The police had searched his premises, and found further evidence which was used to support the application for extradition. He challenged the collection and admission of the evidence which was outside the scope of the 1984 Act. Held: The 1984 Act did … Continue reading Regina v Commissioner of Police for The Metropolis, ex parte Rottman: HL 16 May 2002

Regina v Bartle and The Commissioner Of Police For The Metropolis and Others Ex Parte Pinochet Ugarte, Regina v Evans and Another and The Commissioner of Police For The Metropolis and Others (No 1): HL 22 Nov 1998

The government of Spain had issued an arrest warrant and application for extradition in respect of Pinochet Ugarte for his alleged crimes whilst president of Chile. He was arrested in England. He pleaded that he had immunity from prosecution.

Guardian News and Media Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court: CA 3 Apr 2012

The newspaper applied for leave to access documents referred to but not released during the course of extradition proceedings in open court. Held: The application was to be allowed. Though extradition proceedings were not governed by the Civil Procedure Rules, wider principles still applied. The open justice principle is a constitutional principle to be found … Continue reading Guardian News and Media Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court: CA 3 Apr 2012

Kennedy v The Charity Commission: SC 26 Mar 2014

The claimant journalist sought disclosure of papers acquired by the respondent in its conduct of enquiries into the charitable Mariam appeal. The Commission referred to an absolute exemption under section 32(2) of the 2000 Act, saying that the exemption continued until the papers were destroyed, or for 20 years under the 1958 Act. Held: The … Continue reading Kennedy v The Charity Commission: SC 26 Mar 2014

A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2): HL 8 Dec 2005

Evidence from 3rd Party Torture Inadmissible The applicants had been detained following the issue of certificates issued by the respondent that they posed a terrorist threat. They challenged the decisions of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission saying that evidence underlying the decisions had probably been obtained by torture committed by foreign powers, and should not … Continue reading A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2): HL 8 Dec 2005