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« on: August 16, 2012, 04:13:06 PM »
Extradition Watch is a campaign for fairer extradition laws. Extradition is an important part of international criminal law, but changes in recent years have damaged time-honoured protections against unfair extradition.

The Extradition Act (2003) streamlined the extradition process by side-stepping traditional British justice. ?Fast-track? extradition is justice denied.

Read Liberty's letter to the Home Secretary regarding the Baker Extradition Review (Nov 2011) [pdf]

Why the law needs to change
Someone should not be extradited to another country for actions that are not criminal in the UK
A basic case should be made to a British court before someone can be sent abroad to face trial in another country
If a significant part of the conduct that led to the alleged crime took place in the UK, then a British court should be able to decide if it is in the interests of justice to extradite.

Downloads:
The Extradition Act (2003)
Extradition Act Codes of Practice
Extradition Review
Liberty's letter to the Home Secretary regarding the Baker Extradition Review

Links:
The Extradition Act (2003) web page

Changes in recent years have damaged traditional British protections against unfair ? or summary ? extradition. Following the Extradition Act 2003 British residents can be removed to stand trial in another country under a ?fast-track? extradition system. This means that a British court never gets to consider whether there is evidence to justify the charge.

This agreement is in place with European Union and certain other countries, based on an assumption that the country seeking extradition will never do so on spurious grounds.

The Extradition Act 2003, in implementing the European Arrest Warrant scheme, effectively abolishes dual criminality for extradition requests within the EU in respect of 32 categories of offences listed in the European Framework. This means that for these offences a person sought by an EU country can be extradited even if the alleged offence is not one recognised in the UK.

Belgium have enacted special provision to ensure that extraditions cannot be sought for abortion under the European Framework list category of ?murder?, which demonstrates the problems with broad categories covering extraditions between countries with very different notions of what activities should be criminalized.
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 04:17:32 PM »
Changes in recent years have damaged traditional British protections against unfair ? or summary ? extradition. Following the Extradition Act 2003 British residents can be removed to stand trial in another country under a ?fast-track? extradition system. This means that a British court never gets to consider whether there is evidence to justify the charge.

This agreement is in place with European Union and certain other countries, based on an assumption that the country seeking extradition will never do so on spurious grounds.


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