Lord Advocate v Harrison

Extradition – Defective warrant – Conviction in absence – Right to trial within reasonable time. Sheriff Court: In a case in which the Spanish authorities sought the respondent's extradition to serve a 4-year prison sentence for two serious assaults, the court rejected contentions that the European Arrest Warrant as presented was formally defective, that the respondent was convicted in his absence, and that his return to Spain would not be compatible with his right to a trial within a reasonable time, and it ordered his return to Spain to serve his sentence there.

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