Blackstone's Rose QC fails in bid to have Assange appeal reopened

  • Print
  • Comments (2)

Readers' comments (2)

  • Apart from this most recent technical point, what was the legal argument for Assange rejecting extradition?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • How can any serious debate conclude that a prosecutor is a "judicial authority" ? This decision, leaving aside the background facts and personnel, is an abrogation of common law principles and a slave to Europhiles. Seriously - think about what Lord Phillips has ruled.
    If that were not bad enough, to have decded the case based on an initially unargued point concerning Treaty Law is an embarassment.
    It goes to show that getting it allegedly wrong so often is no bar to judicial elevation - eg, 2003 Three Rivers EWCA No. 5, 2011 Jones v Kaney majority judgment (woke up one day and abolished expert witness limited immunity for policy reasons, despite it having existed for 100s years), the way Assange's case was decided, let alone the outcome.
    Lord Phillips gets to retire on full benefits and is off to the ME and the HK. Lets hope Lord Hope or Lady Hale get to succeed him as President of SC - judges with literally more balls, more brains and save us from an apparently PC driven SC.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

Mandatory Required Fields

Mandatory

Comments that are in breach or potential breach of our terms and conditions in particular clause 8, may not be published or, if published, may subsequently be taken down. In addition we may remove any comment where a complaint is made in respect of it. These actions are at our sole discretion.

  • Print
  • Comments (2)