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Hilali v Central Court of Criminal Proceedings Number 5 of the National Court, Madrid, and Senior District Judge, Bow Street Magistrates’ Court

Author / Contributor: John Jones QC
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Hilali v Central Court of Criminal Proceedings Number 5 of the National Court, Madrid, and Senior District Judge, Bow Street Magistrates’ Court
   
Issue: Whether H’s identity had not been proved; whether he was accused of an offence in Spain or merely suspected; whether suitable specialty arrangements with Spain were in place; whether H’s extradition was barred on the basis that, as a suspected Islamic terrorist, he would be mistreated and not have a fair trial in Spain; whether the real purpose of the request was to deport H to Morocco, where he would be mistreated; and whether it would be an abuse of process to extradite H to Spain.
   
Court: Divisional Court
   
Reference:   CO/3635/2005
   
Neutral Citation:   [2006] EWHC 1239 (Admin)
   
Judge(s): Scott Baker LJ, Openshaw J
   
Date: 26 May 2006