District Court in Krakow, Poland v Pawlikowska-Zawada

Extradition - Extradition order – Fugitive offender. The district judge had discharged the respondent pursuant to s 14 of the Extradition Act 2003 on the ground that extradition to Poland would be oppressive. The respondent was facing prosecution in Poland for 18 offences of fraud. In allowing the appellant Polish district court's appeal, the Administrative Court held that the judge erred in her conclusion that extraditing the respondent would be oppressive by reason of the passage of time. The judge had further erred in her approach to the question of whether respect for the respondent's family and private life and that of her partner had been outweighed by the public interest in extradition.

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