669. Right to asylum, and protection in the event of removal, expulsion or extradition.

The EU Charter provides that the right to asylum is1 guaranteed2, that collective expulsions are prohibited4, and that no-one may be removed, expelled or extradited to a state where there is a serious risk that he or she would be subjected to the death penalty or to torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment4. The European Convention on Human Rights5 does not guarantee the right to asylum, although that right to is a component of the right to private and family life6 and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion (in the context of religious