Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 113 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court

Sir John Thomas PQBD and Silber J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Joe Middleton (instructed by Hodge Jones and Allen) for the appellant.
  Alison Wilkes (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the judicial authority.
Judgment Dates: 11 October 2012


Extradition - Extradition hearing - Appeal - Appellant's extradition being sought in Thailand to be tried for murder - Appellant resisting extradition on basis that prison conditions in Thailand in breach of human rights - Whether conditions sufficient to constitute breach of human rights - European Convention on Human Rights, art 3.

The Case

Extradition Extradition hearing. The Divisional Court held that the appellant had not discharged the heavy burden on him of showing that his return to Thailand to stand trial for murder would amount to a breach of art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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