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NUMERO 11 - 31/05/2017

 The Court's Decision in the Petruhhin case

The ECJ has rendered – in occasion of the Petruhhin case - its first decision regarding the extradition of EU citizens by EU Member States to third States. While there are two more cases with similar legal issues pending before the Court, this decision provides a first guidance on how to deal with these situations. The Court has ruled clearly in favour of citizenship and non-discrimination, which in regards of the post-Zambrano trend is quite surprising. In practical terms, the decision obliges the Member States detaining an EU citizen to cooperate with the home Member State of the accused before extraditing him to the third State that requested the extradition... (segue) 

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