United States of America, Regina (on the Application of) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court: Admn 6 Sep 2006

The defendant a serving prisoner sought an adjournment of his extradition to a time closer to the end of the sentence he was to serve in England.
Held: The court had sympathy with the argument that where the district judge is being invited to express his satisfaction over matters under section 11 and section 21 in respect of the ultimate extradition of a person which cannot take place for in excess of three years, then it is simply irrational for him to consider that he could properly do so at that distance in time. The matter was remitted with an order for the district judge to consider the question of extradition at te approriate time.


Lord Phillips CJ, Wilkie J


[2006] EWHC 2256 (Admin), [2007] 1 WLR 1157




Extradition Act 2003


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CitedVB and Others v Westminster Magistrates SC 5-Nov-2014
Extraditions to follow normal open justice rules
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Updated: 07 July 2022; Ref: scu.244862