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A ministry of justice could be “judicial authority” for the purposes of Extradition Act 2003, Pt 1

Bucnys v Ministry of Justice, & other cases [2013] UKSC 71

Extraditees submitted, inta alia, that a Ministry of Justice could not be a “judicial authority” within the meaning of the Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA and/or the Extradition Act 2003, Pt 1. Held: an EAW issued by a ministry could be regarded as issued by a judicial authority issued at the warrant at the request of and by way of endorsement of a decision made by a court etc responsible for the sentence.