U.K. High Court Unconvinced that Extradition Won’t Lead to Indefinite Civil Confinement for Alleged Pedophile

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Author: 

David A. Sadoff

Date Published: 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

3

Subject Areas: 

Abuse of Children
Administration of Justice
Arrest
Charged with Crimes
Comparative and International Law
Court Conviction
Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
Cross-Border Communication
Detention
European Court of Human Rights
Evidence Sharing
Extradition
Fair Trial
Fair Use
Human Rights
International Cooperation
International Courts
Law Enforcement
Prosecution
Rape
Sentencing

Geographic Identifier: 

United Kingdom
United States

Abstract: 

On February 26, 2016, two High Court judges in London ruled that the requested assurances provided by the U.S. government were unsatisfactory to allay their human rights concerns that, if extradited and convicted, alleged pedophile Roger Alan Giese could be subject to a post-sentence indeterminate “civil commitment” in California.  The judges also refused to entertain a second U.S. submission with modified assurances or to certify that the U.K. Supreme Court should hear the case.