European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

A judge hearing an extradition matter must consider its compatibility with the ECHR. Those ECHR rights most frequently raised in the extradition context are: Article 2 (the right to life), Article 3 (the prohibition on torture and inhuman and degrading treatment), Article 5 (the right to liberty and security of the person), Article 6 (the right to a fair trial) and Article 8 (the right to privacy, family life, home and correspondence). For a summary of ECHR rights published by the European Court of Human Rights, see here.

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