Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 60 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 2128 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Simon J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Peter Caldwell and Malcolm Hawkes (instructed by Edward Bayes solicitors) for the appellants.
  Gemma Lindfield (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the judicial authority.
Judgment Dates: 4 July 2012


Extradition - Hearing - Extradition offence - European arrest warrant - Appellants subject to warrants to face charges of drug trafficking in France - Offences taking place in France and United Kingdom - Whether UK natural forum for prosecution - Whether extradition contrary to appellants' rights - European Convention on Human Rights, art 8.

The Case

Extradition Hearing. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the appellants' appeal against extradition to France to face allegations of drug trafficking, held that the appellants' prosecution in France would not be perverse and they had not come anywhere near to establishing that such an extradition would infringe upon their rights under art8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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