Chahal v UK

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This is a European Court of Human Rights case.

Chahal was in the United Kingdom. He was wanted in his native India on suspicion of orchestrating terrorist attacks. He had spent 6 years in prison in India without a proper hearing.

The UK sought to extradite him. Chahal claimed he would be tortured by the Indian security forces.The Home Secretary signed a certificate saying Chahal being in the UK was not conducive to the public good and he could be sent hme without a hearing.

Article 3 of ECHR forbids torture and this is absolute – irrespective of soeone’s conduct

The ECHR ruled that Chahal could not be sent to India because he faced torture.  Mreover,t he system where by the Home Secreart could order him out and there was no appeal on this was not allowed duue to article 4 and 5

 

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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