Dabas v High Court of Justice, Madrid: HL 28 Feb 2007

The defendant sought to appeal his extradition to Spain to face terrorism charges. He complained that the certificate required under the 2003 Act could not be the European arrest warrant itself, that the offence did not satisfy the double actionability rule and that the warrant did not set out the text of the law under which his extradition was sought.
Held: The defendant’s appeal was dismissed. The intention of the framework decision was to simplify and speed up extradition, with provisions for supplementary informatin to be provided direct between the courts involved. The Act required that a certificate be signed by a judge or officer to establish its reliability. The warrant included the required information. The court should be reluctant to add requirements not to be found in the Act or the Framework decision. (Lord Scott dissenting).

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Lord Mance
[2007] 2 WLR 254, [2007] 2 All ER 641, [2007] 2 AC 31, [2007] UKHL 6, Times 05-Mar-2007
Extradition Act 2003 64(2)(b), Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states 2002/584/JHA; OJ 2002 L190
England and Wales
Appeal fromDabas v The High Court of Justice Madrid Spain Admn 4-May-2006
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Held: Provided the relevant material required by the statute was clearly set out . .
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Europa Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters Articles 6(2) EU and 34(2)(b) EU Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA European arrest warrant and surrender procedures between Member States Approximation of . .

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