Published: 1 Jun 2010 | By Olga Tseytlina

Defending the rights of persons detained pending extradition in the light of ECHR judgements


In recent years, the ECtHR has handed down a series of judgements against Russia and Ukraine in extradition cases. In particular, the Court has found the rules Russian law governing detention prior to extradition to be incoherent and not subject to adequate gauarantees against arbitrariness. It has also handed down a series of rulings intended to prevent the extradition of persons to states where there is a possibility of torture or ill-treatment.

In this article, Olga Tseytlina explores the ECtHR’s judgements on the subject of detention pending extradition, with particular emphasis on Russia and the post-Soviet region. To read the full article, please click on the link below.