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“Failure to comply with a court order or a court judgment amounts to a contempt of court”

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Deportation of Slovak despite Court injunction


The recent extradition or deportation of a Slovak national wanted in his country for narcotrafficking has raised eyebrows in the legal profession and the country about the manner in which a Supreme Court injunction to stay proceedings, waved by the President of the Bar Council as his legal representative, was ignored by the Police and the Slovak national packed off our soil. Lex has been invited to clarify the legal aspects and, in particular, whether such action was tantamount to contempt of court.

 * Peter Ulrick, a Slovak national alleged to be a drug trafficker, was deported last wednesday by the police despite a Court injunction order against his deportation. The authorities might have good reasons for taking what appears to be a rushed decision to get the alleged drug trafficker out of the country, but does the police action amount to a contempt of court?

If there are good reasons for a foreigner who is on our soil and is deemed to be an undesirable person and may constitute a danger to the public interest, the home minister would be totally justified to deport him.

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Mauritius Times ePaper Friday 29 April 2022

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