Divisional Court certified a question of general public importance in the Julian Assange case, following the US Government’s appeal.


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Following the appeal by the United States Government against the decision to discharge Julian Assange in his extradition case, the Divisional Court has certified a question of general public importance regarding the circumstances in which an appellate court can receive assurances served for the first time on appeal. The Supreme Court will now be invited to decide on whether to grant leave to appeal.

Florence Iveson, Mark Summers QC and Edward Fitzgerald QC, represented Mr Assange in his appeal and in the application for a certificate of a ‘point of law of general public importance’, instructed by Gareth Peirce of Birnberg Peirce.