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 nation which sought extradition. Here, the USA sought extradition in respect to of offences which had not been committed in the USA, of people who had had no connection with the USA.


Times 20-Dec-2000, [2000] EWHC Admin 424




Extradition Act 1989 1(3)


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromIn 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 . .
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Extradition, International

Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.77720