United States of America, Regina (on the Application of) v Senior District Judge, Bow Street Magistrates Court, and Tollman and another: Admn 12 Jun 2006

The USA appealed against an order made in extradition proceedings. The defendants sought the supply of further papers by the prosecutor which might support their claim for abuse of process. The USA replied that the documents were protected by either diplomatic or legal professional prvilege. It was also disputed whether the 1989 or the 2003 Act applied.
Held: The decisions of the District judge were not to be taken together as one decision, but ‘It was the intention of the 2003 Act that the issues in extradition proceedings be resolved speedily and multiple hearings be avoided.’ The applications by the USA were allowed in order to promte the speedy resolution of the outstanding issues.


Thomas LJ, Silber J


[2006] EWHC 1400 (Admin), Times 19-Sep-2006




Extradition Act 2003, Extradition Act 1989

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See AlsoUnited 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 . .
See AlsoGovernment of the United States of America v Tollman and Another Admn 7-Feb-2008
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Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.242561