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Standards of ‘justice' are not all equal in EU states then!
CJEU: Execution of a European Arrest Warrant must be deferred if there is risk of inhuman or degrading treatment.  If the existence of that risk cannot be discounted within a reasonable period, the authority responsible for the execution of the warrant must decide whether the surrender procedure should be brought to an end.  In these 2 cases it was held that Romania & Hungary had infringed fundamental rights due to the prison overcrowding which is characteristic of their prisons.
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CJEU: Execution of a European arrest warrant must be deferred if there is risk of inhuman or degrading treatment

Manchester fugitive arrested in Hungary

Right to a fair trial: New rules to guarantee presumption of innocence

Civitas:  European Arrest Warrant destroys 800-year-old legal protections

UK cannot be confident its extradition regime is protecting human rights, says Lords

Innocent until proven guilty: 'Yes', says European Parliament

Detention: EC calls on Member States to implement commonly agreed rules for people sentenced or awaiting trial in another EU country

The Right to… - a Fair Trial!  EC wants more safeguards for citizens in criminal proceedings

EU-wide right to information at arrest is now law

Brits need guaranteed protection abroad say Peers

EC to guarantee suspects’ rights to speak with a lawyer, inform family of arrest

British tourist tells how he was framed for murder in Greece

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