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

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Author: 
David A. Sadoff
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
3
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.