Judgments - Gomes (Appellant) v Government of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondents) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice); Goodyer (Appellant) v Government of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondents) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice) (Conjoined Appeals)

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39.  In the context of the present appeal, these further issues cannot be seen as determinative. It follows from what we said earlier in response to the certified question that neither appellant, as a “classic fugitive", can invoke the passage of time, lengthy though it is, since their respective alleged offences. In any event there could be no question here of regarding their extradition as either unjust or oppressive, still less as falling within “the most exceptional circumstances” saving to Diplock para 1. Their appeals must be dismissed.

 
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