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

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
3
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.