Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 286 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 2871 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)
Judge:

Collins J

Representation Ian Brownhill (instructed by JD Spicer) for the appellant.
  James Stansfield (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the judicial authority.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2012

Catchwords

Extradition - Extradition hearing - Appeal - Appellant being charged with assault of police officer in Poland - Appellant subsequently coming to United Kingdom - Judicial authority issuing arrest warrant - Judge ordering appellant's extradition - Whether appellant having 'double jeopardy' defence - Whether extradition unjust and oppressive due to passage of time - and .

The Case

Extradition Extradition hearing. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the appellant's appeal against extradition to Poland to face charges of assault of a police officer held, inter alia, that the appellant did not have a defence of double jeopardy and that despite the offence being alleged to have taken place ten years prior to the extradition proceedings, the appellant would have a fair trial upon his return to Poland.

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