Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 44 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 130 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Calvert-Smith J

Representation Martin Henley (instructed by Sharman Law Solicitors) appeared for the appellant.
  Mary Westcott (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) appeared on behalf of the judicial authority.
Judgment Dates: 19 January 2011


Extradition - Extradition hearing - European arrest warrant - Appellant tried and convicted in his absence of offence committed in Romania - Respondent judicial authority seeking appellant's extradition to serve sentence of imprisonment - Appellant arrested under warrant in United Kingdom - District judge ordering appellant's extradition - Whether appellant's human rights breached by absence of interpreter in proceedings before district judge - Whether appellant deliberately having absented self from trial in Romania - Whether appellant should be discharged - s 20.

The Case

Extradition Extradition hearing. The Administrative Court dismissed the appellant's appeal against an order for his extradition to Romania, where, inter alia, he fell squarely within the provisions of s20(3) of the and there had been no breach of his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights in the proceedings at which the order had been made.

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