Ramda, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Admn 27 Jun 2002

The Government of France sought the extradition of Ramda wanted by them for trial in connection with a series of terrorist bombings in France. The applicant resisted extradition to France on the ground that the evidence which would be relied on against him at trial had been obtained by torture and that he would be unable to resist its admission.
Held: ‘Among the issues for the Home Secretary to determine may be whether the trial to be faced by the wanted person will be a fair trial. This may involve the voluntariness of extra-judicial confessions relied on as against him.’ If these points were made out, his trial would not be fair and the Secretary of State would be effectively bound to refuse to extradite him.


Sedley LJ


[2002] EWHC 1278 (Admin)




England and Wales


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