High Court refuses to extradite primary carer of five-year-old granddaughter

11.04.16 | |

The High Court has refused to extradite a woman, represented by Malcolm Hawkes, who was wanted to serve 2 years and 10 months imprisonment for failing to ensure her children went to school in the Czech Republic. In this ‘exceptional’ case, the court reversed the decision of the court below in the light of persuasive new evidence as to the devastating effect of extradition on the Appellant, who is the sole-carer for her 5-year-old granddaughter.


Unusually, the court heard live evidence from Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Nicholas Todd who spoke of the ‘real and grave’ risk of completed suicide in the event of the Appellant’s imprisonment and separation from her family.


The court held that the public interest in extradition was outweighed by the ‘horrific effect’ of extradition on the Appellant and her immediate family.


In Dzurkova v Czech Republic, Malcolm was instructed by Ania Grudzinska of GT Stewart solicitors.

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