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Knowles v Government of the USA & Superintendent of Prisons of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Author / Contributor: John Jones QC
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Knowles v Government of the USA & Superintendent of Prisons of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
   
Issue: Whether the Bahamian Court of Appeal had been able to hear an appeal from the grant of habeas corpus in extradition proceedings; whether K’s extradition from the Bahamas to the USA on drug-trafficking charges was barred by reason of unfair trial, abuse of process, the request not being made in good faith, lapse of time and/or a failure of disclosure by the US Government.
   
Court: Privy Council
   
Reference:   Appeal Nos 64 of 2004 and 70 of 2005
   
Neutral Citation:   [2006] UKPC 38
   
Judge(s): Lord Bingham, Lord Hutton, Lord Rodger, Baroness Hale and Lord Carswell
   
Date: 24 July 2006