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Case law

Irish High Court, Minister for Justice and Equality v Rostaş, 2012/244 EXT

July 2014 - Ireland

discrimination
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The requested person is of Roma ethnic origin and is wanted in Romania to serve a prison sentence over an offence committed more that 17 years before. In the Court’s view, there is sufficient supporting evidence demonstrating serious shortcomings in the country’s criminal justice system as to the manner in which persons of Roma ethnicity are frequently ill-treated and discriminated against by police and officials. This evidence gave the Court substantial grounds for believing that there is a real risk that the respondent would suffer a flagrant denial of justice in the requesting country. The Court therefore refused to surrender the respondent on the basis that to do so would be incompatible with this State’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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