“this is an example of how not to legislate.” Lord Rosser House of Lords 25 March 2013
Monday 25th March was a sad day for those hundreds of thousands of people who have done everything they legitimately can within the democratic process to get our concerns over the UK’s extradition arrangements heard and understood by Parliamentarians who are supposed to represent us. Read more...
Friends Extradited aims to provide you with a dispassionate look at:
- the history of this piece of US/UK legislation
- the still pressing need for amendment
- the Government's response to calls for change
- a look at several lives badly affected by the law's limitations.
Friends Extradited has deliberately chosen not to focus on the more complex area of European Arrest Warrants and European Investigation Orders which are equally as pernicious. Too many cases of British citizens extradited to EU countries will attest to the inherent flaws in the EAW and EIO legislation. If you are interested in learning more about intra-EU extradition take a look at Fair Trials International's ongoing efforts to redress the harm http://www.fairtrials.net.
Friends Extradited is solely dedicated to changing the rules that apply to US extradition requests.