District Judge Zani allows extradition request from Romania


Re: Bucharest Appeal Court, Romania v Alexander Adamescu

The Court rejected all objections to extradition (politically motivated prosecution, A3 prison conditions and A6) – in an important ruling for extradition hearings, so-called expert evidence from Lord Carlile in the form of reports from SC Strategy held inadmissible as incapable of satisfying the test for admissibility in Bonython, and insofar as it was based on anonymous sources was in conflict with B & Ors v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2015] AC 1195.

Tim Owen QC was involved in this case.