Litigation Recent Decisions 19/12/95

Extradition proof that foreign offence is not time-barred

R v Bow Street Magistrates Court, ex parte Paloka: sub nom re Paloka (1995).

DC (Simon Brown LJ and Scott Baker J) 6/11/9Summary: In extradition proceedings the onus was on the detainee to show the proceedings were out of time not the other way around.

Application by detainee for writ of habeas corpus for release from an order committing him to custody to await extradition to Austria on charges of aggravated robbery.