Kotsev v Sofia District Public Prosecutor's Office (a Bulgarian judicial authority)

Extradition – Absence from trial. The material before the judge had not reasonably permitted her to conclude beyond reasonable doubt that the appellant had deliberately absented himself from his trial and her reasons for concluding that the respondent judicial authority had discharged the burden of proving to the criminal standard that the appellant would receive a re-trial or a review amounting to a re-trial with the guarantees in s 20(8) of the Extradition Act 2003, separately or together, did not provide a proper basis for her conclusion. Accordingly, the Administrative Court allowed the judicial authority a short period to supply such information.

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