Knowles and others (Appellants) v The Superintendent of Her Majesty's Fox Hill Prison (The Commissioner, Bahamas Department of Correctional Services) and others (Respondents) (Bahamas)
Case ID: JCPC 2017/0095
Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Whether (i) the appellants have been deprived of their constitutional right to have their extradition proceedings determined within a reasonable time and (ii) the appellants' committal was invalid by reason of failure to comply with the requisite authentication requirements.
The appellants were alleged to have been involved in a drug trafficking operation with other Bahamians and citizens of the USA, involving importing cocaine into the USA and possessing it with an intent to distribute it. The USA sought their extradition. In November 2003, they were committed by the Magistrates' court to await extradition. This committal was upheld by the judge and the court of appeal.
Knowles and others
The Superintendent of Her Majesty's Fox Hill Prison (The Commissioner, Bahamas Department of Correctional Services) and others
Lord Lloyd Jones, Lord Briggs, Lord Hamblen, Lord Leggatt, Lord Stephens
Hearing start date
13 May 2021
Hearing finish date
13 May 2021
|13 May 2021||Morning session||Afternoon session|
19 July 2021
 UKPC 19