European Court of Human Rights Delivers Its Judgment in the Case of Nasr and Ghali v. Italy

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Author: 

Michael Plachta

Date Published: 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

3

Subject Areas: 

Administration of Justice
Arrest
Asylum
Central Intelligence Agency
Charged with Crimes
Comparative and International Law
Confidentiality
Court Conviction
Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights
International Cooperation
Interrogation
Kidnaping
Law Enforcement
Lawsuits
Penalties
Policy/Directives
Prisoner Rights
Rendition
Terrorism
Torture
Undercover Operations
Victims Compensation

Geographic Identifier: 

Egypt
European Union
Italy
United States

Abstract: 

On February 23, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) – Fourth Section delivered its long awaited judgment in the case of Nasr and Ghali v. Italy. The Court held the Chamber hearing in this case on June 23, 2015. The case concerned an instance of extrajudicial transfer (or “extraordinary rendition”), namely the abduction by CIA agents, with the cooperation of Italian officials, of the Egyptian imam Abu Omar, who had been granted political asylum in Italy, and his subsequent transfer to Egypt, where he was held in secret for several months.