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N.M. v. Russia, No. 29343/18, ECtHR (Third Section Committee), 3 December 2019


Judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Serious risk of torture or ill-treatment in case of extradition of the applicant to the Requesting State.

Normative references

Art. 3 ECHR


The applicant’s forced return to the Requesting State, in the form of extradition or otherwise, would amount to a violation of Art. 3 ECHR, if there are substantive grounds for believing that the interested person would face a real risk of exposure to treatment proscribed by Article 3 ECHR if returned to that Country (case in which the applicant, born in Uzbekistan, complained about the decision made by Russian judicial authorities to grant his extradition, claiming that - in the event of his removal to the native Country - he would face a real risk of inhuman or degrading treatment due to the serious persecution for religiously motivated crimes).