The two-day hearing will begin on 1 February, the court said.
The appeal will be heard by a panel of seven of the 12 supreme court justices “given the great public importance of the issue raised, which is whether a prosecutor is a judicial authority”, a supreme court spokesman said.
He went on: “The supreme court has today considered an application by Julian Assange for permission to appeal to the court, following the divisional court’s certification of a point of law of general public importance.
“A panel of three supreme court justices – Lord Hope, Lord Mance and Lord Dyson – has considered the written submissions of the parties; this is the court’s usual practice for considering applications for permission to appeal.
“The supreme court has granted permission to appeal and a hearing has been scheduled for two days, beginning on 1 February 2012.”
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