Szalai v Tribunal of Veszpre, Hungary; Zabolotnyi (a.k.a. Dani) v Mateszalka District Court, Hungary

Extradition – Inhuman and degrading treatment. There were no substantial grounds to believe that the appellants, if returned to Hungary, would be at real risk of a breach of the inhuman and degrading treatment limb of art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, on the basis of the provision of the personal space and that assurances of adequate personal space were not reliable. The Divisional Court, in dismissing their appeals against extradition, further held that a court should exercise very considerable caution when asked by an appellant to admit and to evaluate evidence relating an alleged breach of an assurance given to foreign authorities or courts.

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