R v Bow Street Magistrates, ex p Pinochet Utgarte (No. 2) [1999]

Facts

  • In extradition proceeding, the House of Lords found against Pinochet by a majority of 3:2
  • Lord Hoffman was linked to amnesty international and had decided in accordance

Issue

  • Could the decision be set aside for bias

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Must have a fair hearing, principle of natural justice
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