Migliorelli v Government of Italy: QBD 27 Jan 2006

The defendant resisted extradition to Italy. He said that he had been tried in his absence, and that the proceedings had been unfair even though he had absented himself from the trial.
Held: Extradition was refused. The conviction had been based solely upon the evidence of co-accused who stood to gain from the conviction of the defendant. He would have had no chance to cross-examine the deponents. The system in Italy had since been revised.


Smith LJ, Cresswell J


Times 23-Feb-2006


England and Wales


Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.240162