The High Court has found in favour of the Republic of Croatia and has confirmed an order of extradition of 'Captain Dragan' for war crimes. They have reserved their reasons but the transcript shows the following orders:
FRENCH CJ: The Court is of the opinion that the appeal should be allowed and orders made for the confirmation of the magistrate’s orders. Having regard to the subject matter of the appeal, the Court is of the opinion that orders should be made now. The Court will publish its reasons for decision at a later date.
The orders of the Court are:
Appeal allowed with costs.
Set aside the orders of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia made on 2 September 2009 and the further orders of that court made on 4 September 2009 and, in place of those orders, order that:
(a) In addition to the order made by Justice Cowdroy on 3 February 2009, it be ordered that the orders made by Deputy Chief Magistrate Cloran on 12 April 2007 are confirmed;
(b) Subject to paragraph (a), the appeal be dismissed with costs.
Analysis will follow when the reasons are published.