No bars to extradition and no human rights issues


Re: The Government of the United States of America v Giese

The USA Government sought the extradition of the defendant as he was wanted to stand trial on nineteen counts of serious sexual offences. The case was not a question of doubting the good faith of the US officials who provided the assurance that the defendant would not face an order for civil commitment, but rather the enforceability of the assurance in the future. The Court held that there were no bars to extradition and no human rights issues.

Julian B. Knowles QC and Aaron Watkins were involved in this case.