*AM v Examining Magistrate's Court No 4 Murcia, Spain

Extradition – Extradition hearing. The appellant Spanish national was accused of involvement in a conspiracy to launder money which was the proceeds of crime. The respondent judicial authority sought her extradition pursuant to a European arrest warrant. The district judge ordered the appellant's extradition and she appealed. Allowing the appeal, the Administrative Court held that, in the circumstances, the opinions of an expert psychologist should not have been discounted in the way that they had been by the judge. In the instant case, the likely damage to two of the appellant's children had been such that the extradition of the appellant would have amounted to a disproportionate interference with their rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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