As Julian Assange’s dramatic bid for asylum enters its tenth day, he may yet find salvation through a more conventional route: an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

In a two-part post on the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Blog, Tiina Pajuste and Cameron Miles have argued that the UKSC erred in its application of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties to conclude that the Swedish criminal prosecution authority is a “judicial authority” for the purposes of Part I of the Extradition Act 2003.  Interestingly, the UKSC’s unexpected reliance on the Vienna Convention was also the ground on which Counsel for Mr Assange sought to re-open his appeal earlier this month.

You can access the first part of the post here and the second part here.

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