- Torture — Human rights remedies — Capital punishment — Extradition and mutual assistance
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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  ). 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...