UK Supreme Court Allows Extradition of a British National to Taiwan despite Human Rights Concerns

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Author: 

Michael Plachta

Date Published: 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Volume: 

33

Issue: 

8

Subject Areas: 

Extradition
Human Trafficking

Geographic Identifier: 

Taiwan
United Kingdom

Abstract: 

On June 28, 2017, the UK Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case Lord Advocate v. Zain Taj Dean. The Court allowed extradition of a British national to Taiwan upon a request submitted by the Republic of China in Taiwan (“ROC”) despite concerns that his detention in Taiwan may violate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR” or “the Convention”).