Kacailo v Prosecutor General's Office, Latvia

Extradition – Extradition order. The appellant appealed against orders for his extradition to Latvia to stand trial for 'hooliganism', allegedly committed in March 2007. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal, held that the absence of a right in Latvia to have a trial terminated on grounds of delay alone had not given rise to a concern under art 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. However, the overwhelming likelihood was that the appellant would not be sentenced to a term of imprisonment exceeding the time he had already spent in custody. Accordingly, his extradition would be disproportionate in terms of art 8 of the Convention.

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