Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2010] All ER (D) 160 (May)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Cranston J (Judgment delivered extempore)

Representation The appellant appeared in person assisted by an interpreter.
  Myles Grandison (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 18 May 2010


Extradition - Extradition hearing - Adjournment - Refusal of adjournment - Respondent authority seeking appellant's extradition to Hungary for her to serve outstanding sentence of imprisonment - Sentence imposed following conviction for cultivation of marijuana - Appellant obtaining adjournments of extradition hearing - District judge refusing further adjournment and ordering extradition - Whether judge's ruling correct.

The Case

Extradition Extradition hearing. The Administrative Court held that the district judge had been correct to refuse the appellant's request for a further adjournment of her extradition hearing and to order the appellant's extradition; thus giving effect to the respondent's request, pursuant to the extradition warrant, for the appellant to serve an outstanding sentence of imprisonment which had been imposed following her conviction in absentia for an offence contrary to s282 of the Hungarian Criminal Code, i.e. without authorisation, 'any person who offers or supplies narcotic drugs or is engaged in distributing, trafficking or dealing narcotic drugs'.

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