HOFSCHROER v AUSTRIA (2017)

14 June 2017

QBD (Admin) (Sir Alan Wilkie)

In considering whether an offence on a European arrest warrant seeking the return of a requested person to Austria met the requirements of dual criminality the court had to look at the alleged conduct rather than at the term used to name the offence. In the instant case the offence of slander equated to the UK offence of perverting the course of public justice.

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