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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Soering Case

Ulrike Deutsch

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 April 2019

Subject(s):
Torture — Human rights remedies — Capital punishment — Extradition and mutual assistance

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In Soering v United Kingdom (‘Soering Case’) , the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled for the first time that extradition could raise the responsibility of the requested State under Art. 3 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (‘ECHR’; European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [1950] ). The case also set standards for the assessment of the death penalty and the death row phenomenon under the ECHR. 2 The case involved a German national, Jens Soering, who was accused in the State of...
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