Litigation Recent Decisions 06/05/97

Extradition hearing unfair due to absence of interpreter Maaroufi, sub nom R v Governor of Brixton Prison, ex parte Maaroufi (1997)

Court: DC (McCowan LJ and Smedley J) 18/4/9Appearances: Oscar Del Fabbro instructed by Garstangs for the applicant. James Lewis instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Ludgate Hill for the Governor of Brixton Prison and the German Government.

Summary: Applicant for habeas corpus awaiting extradition to Germany should have raised the complaint that his solicitors had failed to secure the services of a competent interpreter at the hearing, but could still raise the matter with the Home Secretary before the final decision to extradite was made.