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The wheels of justice in extradition.

Arnell, Paul



Reports on recent extradition cases, namely: Dean (Zain Taj) v Lord Advocate (SC) on whether the extradition of a UK citizen to Taiwan to serve a custodial sentence would give rise to a breach of his rights under ECHR art.3 due to the perceived risk of his ill-treatment from other prisoners; and the ECtHR decision in Harkins v United Kingdom (71537/14) on whether the imposition of a US mandatory life sentence breached art.3.


ARNELL, P. 2017. The wheels of justice in extradition. Scots law times [online], 2017(26), pages 143-146. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 8, 2016
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2017
Publication Date Jul 1, 2017
Deposit Date Sep 7, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jul 2, 2018
Journal Scots law times
Print ISSN 0036-908X
Electronic ISSN 2754-222X
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2017
Issue 26
Pages 143-146
Item Discussed Dean (Zain Taj) v Lord Advocate [2017] UKSC 44; [2017] 1 W.L.R. 2721; [2017] 6 WLUK 590 (SC (SC)) Harkins v United Kingdom (71537/14) (2018) 66 E.H.R.R. SE5
Keywords Custodial sentences; Extradition; Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Mandatory life imprisonment; Prison conditions; Scotland; Taiwan; United States
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