European Court of Human Rights holds extradition to US would violate Article 3

16.04.13 | |

In today's Chamber judgment in the case of Aswat v the United Kingdom (application no. 17299/12), the European Court of Human Rights unanimously upheld Mr Aswat's Article 3 claim.

Extraditing a mentally ill prisoner accused of terrorism to an American "supermax" high security prison would constitute "inhuman or degrading treatment", the European court of human rights has ruled.

Ben Cooper acted for Haroon Aswat as counsel over the last 6 years and was instructed by Gareth Peirce of Birnberg Peirce and Partners, initially obtaining rule 39 relief, then admissibility and finally the judgment today in Mr Aswat's favour on Article 3.

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