Risk of inhuman or degrading treatment in prison barred extradition


Re: India v Chawla

Extradition of the requested person sought to prosecute him for his role in the fixing of cricket matches played between India and South Africa during the tour of the South African Cricket Team to India. The Court held that there was a risk to the requested person’s ECHR, art 3 rights due to the prison conditions in India. The assurance provided by India was insufficient in its current form due the lack of an effective system of protection and the general nature of the assurance. The requested person was discharged under the Extradition Act 2003, s 87.

Aaron Watkins was involved in this case.