*Neteczca v Governor of Holloway Prison

Extradition – Habeas corpus. Following the delay in her extradition, the claimant applied for a writ of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum. The Divisional Court held that the Extradition Act 2003 did not permit the right of a requested person to be discharged to be circumvented by agreeing a later starting date after the expiry of the period identified in s 36(3)(a) of the Act, unless reasonable cause was shown. Accordingly, a writ of habeas would be permitted with the result that there would have to be a hearing of the issues which arose under s 36(8) of the Act.

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