ECHR, art 8 rights outweighed by public interest in extradition for serious offence


Re: Cakule v Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Latvia [2016] EWHC 2211 (Admin)

The appellant was wanted for prosecution in Latvia for stealing a firearm and ammunition, which carries a sentence of between two and 10 years’ imprisonment. She sought to rely, inter alia, on ECHR, art 8 to avoid extradition under EAW, based on the fact she had been a victim of human trafficking and on medical evidence. Held: the factors relied upon by the appellant failed by a large margin to displace that public interest in the UK returning her to be tried for a serious offence.

Mark Summers QC was involved in this case.