Cogan v Provincial Court of Almeria

Extradition – Extradition order. The appellant appealed against orders for his extradition to Spain to face trial for rape and attempted murder on the basis that it would be unjust or oppressive to extradite him given his psychiatric illness, which gave rise to a risk of suicide. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the appeal, held that there was no proper basis for supposing that the Spanish authorities would not discharge their obligations to take appropriate steps to protect the appellant from the risk of suicide. In particular, there was no evidential basis for supposing that the communication difficulties he feared would materialise.

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