Toleikis v Klaipeda District Court, Lithuania

Extradition – Extradition order. The appellant appealed against orders for his extradition to Lithuania to face trial for four offences concerning the possession and supply or attempted supply of cannabis. The Divisional Court, in allowing the appeal, held that the interference with his child's family life outweighed the public interest in appellant's extradition. In particular, given the relative lack of seriousness of the offence with which the appellant was charged and the likely sentence which would be imposed in the United Kingdom. Accordingly, it would be disproportionate, within the meaning of art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, for the judge's order to stand.

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