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Assange, mental health and assurances in extradition.

Arnell, Paul; Forrester, Andrew


Andrew Forrester


Julian Assange is wanted by the United States so it can prosecute him for espionage and hacking. His extradition was barred on mental health grounds. That decision has been overturned. The English High Court has accepted US assurances detailing how he will be treated if transferred. Assange is seeking to appeal to the UK Supreme Court. Mental health-related issues have played a central role in his case to date, and look to continue to do so. The specific timing and effect of assurances are central to the present litigation. The Supreme Court will imminently decide on the next stage in Assange’s fight against extradition.


ARNELL, P. and FORRESTER, A. 2022. Assange, mental health and assurances in extradition. Medico-legal journal [online], Online First. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 12, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 12, 2022
Deposit Date Jun 21, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 21, 2022
Journal Medico-Legal Journal
Print ISSN 0025-8172
Electronic ISSN 2042-1834
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Extradition; Mental health; Diplomatic assurances
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