Is the Julian Assange Extradition a CPS Very High Cost Case (VHCC)?

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Dear Crown Prosecution Service,

Is The Julian Assange Extradition a CPS Very High Cost Case (VHCC)?

If yes which of the following qualifying criteria did it fulfill to be categorised as such?

• The case involves an exceptional and significant international dimension
• The case is likely to give rise to widespread public concern
• The case involves exceptionally sensitive material relating to the effective working of one or more law enforcement or intelligence services
• The case has serious implications for the future operation of extradition
arrangements or for diplomatic relations either with the requesting country or more
generally, or for the general principles of extradition law

Yours faithfully,

Emmy Butlin

Information Access Team, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request - Ref:- 9122

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which we received on 01 May 2020.

The FOI Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. This means that any information disclosed under the FOI Act by definition becomes available to the wider public.

There is a 20 working day limit in which we are required to respond to requests.

The deadline for your request is 02 June 2020.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team
020 3357 0788
[CPS request email]

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