Palionine v Prosecutor General's Office, Lithuania

Extradition – Extradition order. The judge had not erred by ordering the appellant's extradition to Lithuania in relation to alleged drug offences and there was no real risk of impermissible treatment, contrary to art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, of the appellant in the prison in which she would be held post-conviction. However, the Administrative Court stayed the appeal to obtain an assurance from the Lithuanian authority to determine whether it was possible to meet the public interest in the appellant's extradition without causing the serious harm to her son which would follow on any separation from his mother. The court ruled that, after the expiry of the 42-day period given, further submissions would be heard, concerning the issue arising under art 8 of the Convention.

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