Privy Council Affirms Bahamas Court In Denial of U.S. Extradition Request of Viktor Kozeny

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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Bruce Zagaris


On March 28, 2012, the Privy Council found that its Judicial Committee had no jurisdiction to entertain an appeal by a detainer against a grant of habeas corpus in the Bahamas because of the law of jurisdiction, thereby affirming  the denial by the Bahamian magistrate’s decision of  the U.S. extradition request for Viktor Kozeny on the basis that none of the counts were extradition offenses under Bahamian law.[1]    

[1]               Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Foxhill Prison and the Government of the United States of America v. Viktor Kozeny, [2012] UKPC 10 Privy Council Appeal No. 0073 of 2010, Mar. 28, 2012.