Miglans v Prosecutor General, Latvia

Extradition – Extradition order. The appellant appealed against orders for his extradition to Latvia to face trial for two drug offences, concerning possession of small quantities of cannabis, with a minimum term of five years' imprisonment in the event of conviction. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal, held that it was impossible to say that a minimum five-year sentence was proportionate. It was simply so disproportionate that extradition to face trial for that offence, risking conviction and the certainty on conviction of such a sentence would be disproportionate.

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