Newbold v The Commissioner of Police: PC 16 Apr 2014

Bahamas – The appellants are the subject of extradition requests by the United States of America on suspicion of having committed drug trafficking offences. Extradition proceedings were commenced against them by the United States and the Attorney General (‘the respondents’) as long ago as nine years. During such proceedings before Magistrate Mrs Carolita Bethell, the respondents sought to adduce evidence obtained by the interception by the Bahamian police of the appellants’ telephone conversations. The present appeal concerns the legitimacy and, now, constitutionality of their so doing.

Lord Mance, Lord Sumption, Lord Hughes, Lord Toulson, Lord Hodge
[2014] UKPC 12

Extradition, Police, Constitutional

Updated: 03 December 2021; Ref: scu.525607