Bagri v Public Prosecutor Bordeaux Court of First Instance

Extradition – Extradition order. The appellant appealed against orders for his extradition to France to serve a sentence of seven years' imprisonment for smuggling prohibited or highly taxed goods within a criminal organisation. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the application, held that, on the proper construction of s 11(1A)(b) of the Extradition Act 2003, the forum bar challenge, in s 19B of the Act, was only available for use in the case of an accusation European arrest warrant, not in the case of a conviction warrant. It further rejected the appellant's grounds of appeal, alleging inadequate particulars, and breaches of double jeopardy and art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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