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UK: : Evidence mounts of irregularities in UK court procedures in Assange extradition case

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Sunday 1 March 2020, by siawi3

Source: https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/26/evidence-mounts-of-irregularities-in-uk-court-procedures-in-assange-extradition-case/

Evidence mounts of irregularities in UK court procedures in Assange extradition case

Photo: Assange’s legal team and director of Wikileaks spoke to the press outside of WMC

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Tom Coburg

26th January 2020

The second of two articles examining Julian Assange’s upcoming extradition trial.

The first article in this series proposed that there are at least six legal reasons why the extradition request by the US against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be dismissed by the UK courts.

But there is another dimension – that of alleged prejudice by UK justices and other legal irregularities. This builds another strong case to challenge extradition.

Conflicting interests

The Guide to Judicial Conduct in England and Wales states:

’ The judiciary must be seen to be independent of the legislative and executive arms of government both as individuals and as a whole.’