Privy Council dismisses appeal in FIFA corruption case

On 17 November, the Privy Council dismissed an appeal brought by Jack Warner, the former Vice President of FIFA, whose extradition from Trinidad & Tobago is sought by the US Government on corruption and other charges spanning three decades. The appeal arose out of a judicial review challenge to the vires of certain decisions of Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago which underpinned the commencement of the extradition proceedings and led to Mr Warner’s arrest, at the request of the US Department of Justice, in 2015. The appeal had wide-ranging implications for the validity of the extradition arrangements between Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.

James Lewis KC and Rachel Scott appeared for the Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago. The hearing is available to watch here and the judgment can be found here.

17th November 2022