Liu v. Poland: A Game Changer for the Extradition Agendas of Autocracies (like China)?

Author: Vivianne Yen-Ching Weng
Published: 17.11.2022
The case of Mr. Hung Tao LIU, one of the many Taiwanese suspects arrested in Europe for cross-border telecom fraud, has once again put Chinese human rights conditions under the international spotlight. By a judgment issued on 6 October 2022, Liu v. Poland, no. 37610/18, the First Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) established—for the very first time—a general standard for national tribunals to evaluate future extradition requests from the People’s Republic of China (China) in applying the non-refoulment principle, i.e., whether there are substantial grounds for believing that the returned individual(s) would be at “real risk”…