EU court allows extradition of citizens outside of bloc


"The EU’s top court has ruled that member states are not obligated to grant other EU citizens the same level of protection from extradition that is afforded to its own citizens.

In a judgement on a case involving an Estonian national arrested in Latvia and subject to an extradition order by Russia, the European Court of Justice ruled that Latvia’s decision to comply with Russia’s request did not contravene the principles of non-discrimination."


See: EU court allows extradition of citizens outside of bloc (euractiv, link)

Also: CJEU Press release (pdf) and: Extradition to non-EU countries: the limits imposed by EU citizenship (EU Law Analysis, link)


 

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