Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 404 (Mar)
Court: Divisional Court

Rose LJ and Leveson J

Representation Alan Newman QC and David Hood (instructed by Wakefields) for the claimant.
  James Lewis (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 26 March 2002


Extradition - Committal - Evidence - District judge refusing to allow claimant to give evidence against accuracy of charges against him - District judge annexing charges to certificate of committal - Whether certificate fatally flawed by failure to identify charges on its face - Whether judge erring in refusing to allow claimant to give evidence.

The Case

A certificate of committal issued against a claimant in extradition proceedings had not been fatally flawed in circumstances where it had failed to identify the charges against him on its face, but had instead inserted them in an annex, since it was inconceivable that anyone person would be misled as to the basis for the committal.

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