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High Court allows appeals against Bulgarian Extradition requests


Robin Tam KC, Saoirse Townshend and Daniel Sternberg successfully resist two European Arrest Warrants issued by Bulgaria on Human Rights Grounds.

Three members of Temple Garden Chambers extradition team have successfully obtained the discharge of their clients on human rights grounds.

In a judgment handed down on 26 February 2021 the High Court has allowed the appeals of  Richard Chechev and Rayko Vangelov represented by Robin Tam KC, leading Saoirse Townshend (Chechev) and Robin Tam QC leading Daniel Sternberg (Vangelov).

The High Court held that the assurances provided by the Bulgarian authorities regarding prison conditions were insufficient to displace the real risk of a breach of article 3 ECHR in Mr. Vangelov’s case and allowed his appeal. In Mr. Chechev’s case the High Court allowed his appeal on article 8 ECHR grounds.

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Robin Tam KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

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Saoirse Townshend

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