Diana Ellis QC, Joanna Evans and Sam Blom-Cooper secure discharges in extradition proceedings

Diana Ellis QC and Joanna Evans on behalf of their client, EN and Sam Blom-Cooper on behalf of his client, VB, successfully secured the discharge of both in the longest running, and one of the most complex, extradition proceedings at first instance.  They argued that the Requested Persons would face a real risk of an unfair trial, contrary to Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights were they to be sent back to Rwanda to face charges relating to their alleged key roles as organisers of the 1994 genocide.