David Josse QC
and Ben Keith
have obtained a Rule 39 injunction preventing the extradition of their client to the United States of America until the European Court of Human Rights finally decides the case.
The Divisional Court dismissed the appeal of their client in Sanchez v United States of America  EWHC 508 (Admin). However, the ECtHR granted the injunction and has set down an initial timetable for the case. The ECtHR will examine whether it is a breach of Article 3 ECHR to extradite to the US Federal system where the requested person faces a sentence of life imprisonment without parole (an irreducible life sentence).
The preliminary ruling succinctly setting out the issue that the Court will determine and can be found here
David Josse QC and Ben Keith are instructed by Roger Sahota of Berkeley Square Solicitors.
David Josse Q.C. has been Head of Chambers since 2015. He is a barrister specialising in extradition, human rights, international war crimes and serious crime, both nationally and internationally. David is ranked in the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 silk in international crime and extradition at the London Bar. David is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a silk in the field of extradition at the London Bar.
Ben Keith is a leading specialist in Extradition and International Crime. As well as dealing with Immigration, Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Criminal and Civil Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a band 1 leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar and in the Legal 500 as a band 1 leading individual in international crime and extradition.