Judicial error leads to quashing of order for extradition

06.03.17 | |

 

The extradition order of a Polish man, wanted to serve a year in prison for a minor fraud committed in 2002 was quashed at the High Court.

 

Represented by Malcolm Hawkes, the Appellant argued that, although he was a fugitive, there were years of unexplained delay at every level of proceedings: 6 years elapsed before the extradition request in Poland was issued, 3 years more before that request was certified, while the extradition proceedings themselves in the UK had lasted for over 15 months, without good reason.

 

In ordering the discharge of the Appellant, the judge, Sir Wynn Williams held that the court below had minimised the impact of his extradition on his disabled son and had downplayed unchallenged evidence that his family would be devastated and made destitute by his extradition.

 

In Burzynski v Poland, Malcolm Hawkes was instructed by Aneta Maziarz of Aneta Maziarz Solicitors.

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