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Czech v EB September 2023

In a remarkable legal victory, Seema Dosaj, at Berri’s Law LLP, has successfully won an extradition case against the Czech Republic. The case, which centred around complex legal issues related to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the concern of modern slavery.

The Extradition Case
The extradition case in question involved an individual facing extradition from the United Kingdom to the Czech Republic. The Czech authorities had requested the extradition, alleging that the individual had committed criminal offenses on Czech soil. However, Seema Dosaj took up the challenge, advocating on behalf of her client to prevent their extradition on the grounds of human rights violations.

Central to the argument was Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 safeguards an individual’s right to respect for their private and family life, home, and correspondence. Dosaj argued that the extradition would infringe upon her client’s rights under Article 8, as they had built a new life in the United Kingdom and had a family to care for. Extradition, would disrupt the delicate balance of her client’s life and jeopardize their human rights.

Evidence was meticulously presented evidence demonstrating the profound human connections her client had established in the UK, emphasizing the emotional and psychological impact that extradition would have on both her client. Her thorough legal expertise and compelling arguments ultimately persuaded the court to consider the case through the lens of Article 8.

**The Modern Slavery Concern**
Another critical aspect of Seema Dosaj’s defence revolved around concerns related to modern slavery. She raised the issue that her client could potentially be at risk of exploitation, abuse, or unjust treatment if extradited to the Czech Republic. Dosaj highlighted the obligation of the United Kingdom, as a signatory to various international conventions and treaties, to protect individuals from being subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment, which included preventing their exposure to modern slavery.

The Outcome
Seema Dosaj’s dedication and legal acumen led to a landmark decision in favour of her client. The court ruled that extradition to the Czech Republic would indeed violate the rights protected under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Furthermore, the court acknowledged the concerns about modern slavery and the potential risks her client would face if extradited.

This verdict not only marked a victory for Seema Dosaj and her client but also underscored the importance of upholding human rights and preventing modern slavery through the legal process. It serves as a powerful reminder that legal professionals play a crucial role in safeguarding individual liberties and protecting vulnerable populations.

Seema Dosaj’s successful defence in the extradition case against the Czech Republic demonstrates the power of the legal profession to effect change and champion the cause of human rights. The case underscores the significance of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and highlights the ongoing global effort to combat modern slavery.  Seema Dosaj’s dedication and expertise have made a lasting impact on the lives of her clients and on the broader landscape of human rights and legal advocacy.

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