Court dismisses appeal in relation to Lithuanian extradition request


Re: Jane v Prosecutor General's Office, Lithuania [2018] EWHC 2691 (Admin)

This was an appeal concerning a request by the Lithuanian authorities that the appellant be extradited to Lithuania to face a trial for alleged criminal conduct. In the previous judgment dated 15 May 2018 ([2018] EWHC 1122 (Admin)), the Court found that: (1) there was a real risk that Mr Jane would be subjected to treatment contrary to the right in ECHR, art 3 by reason of conditions in the Lukiskes remand prison, which the evidence showed was where he was likely to be held in custody on remand; (2) it was appropriate to give the Lithuanian authorities an opportunity to consider whether to provide an assurance sufficient to dispel the real risk of impermissible treatment. The appeal was stayed to give Lithuania an opportunity to provide suitable assurances.

Having regard to all of the information provided by assurances from the Lithuanian authorities the Court was satisfied there was no real risk that Mr Jane would be subjected to conditions that would breach ECHR, art 3. Accordingly, the appeal was dismissed.

Mark Summers QC was involved in this case.