Politics

Governments 2013 Draft Amendment to the Crime & Courts Bill^ back to top

Read the Governments 2013 Draft Amendment to the Crime & Courts Bill.

pdf iconGovernments-2013-Draft-Amendment.pdf

Friends Extradited’s critique of Ambassador Susman’s speech to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee^ back to top

Read comments on US Ambassador Statement to Foreign Affairs Committee 30 Nov 2011.

word iconComments on US Ambassador Statement to Foreign Affairs Committee 30 Nov 2011.pdf


word iconHome Office Stats on US-UK Extraditions Jul 2010-1.pdf



What the Politicians told Parliament and the Media about the Extradition Act^ back to top

See a snapshot of what key politicians said in extradition debates in 2006 – will they stay true to their opinions now in Government?

word iconWords in Opposition.docx

Read a series of political and media statements as to the "merits" of the Extradition Act – 2003-2006.

word iconThey Said It.doc



Home Office Review of Extradition^ back to top

David Bermingham's submission to the Home Office Review's Consultation.

word iconD Bermingham Submission to Home Office Consultation Dec 2010.pdf

Liberty's submission to the Home Office Review's Consultation.

word iconliberty-submission-to-home-office-extradition-review-december-2010.pdf



Home Affairs Select Committee^ back to top

Read evidence given by Rt Hon David Blunkett; Jago Russell – Fair Trials International; Jodie Blackstock – Justice; Shami Chakrabarti – Liberty & Janis Sharp (Gary McKinnon's mother) to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Extradition, 30 Nov 2010

word iconHome Affairs Select Committee Meeting 30 Nov 2010.docx



US / UK Treaty^ back to top

Chronology of discussions between US & UK prior to the introduction of the Extradition Treaty in 2004.

word iconChronology of discussions between UK/US on Extradition Treaty.doc

Read Baroness Scotland's negotiations with US to get 2004 Treaty ratified, in 2006.

word iconScotland Letter to Senators 17 July 2006.pdf



JCHR^ back to top

Read the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) report from July 2011 into the Human Rights considerations of our Extradition Legislation.

word icon15th Report June 2011.pdf



Read all written evidence to the JCHR Committee's review into the Human Rights aspects of Extradition.

word iconJCHR_EXT_Written_Evidence_11.pdf



Hansard^ back to top

Read the Home Affairs Select Committee hearing report.

word iconHome Affairs Select Committee 22 Nov 2005.doc

Read the Commons Debate on Extradtion July 2006 – on the eve of the extradition of the NW3.

word iconCommons Debate 12 Jul 2006.doc

Read Commons Debate on Third Reading of Draft Extradition Act – designating US as a Category 1 country (for which prima facie evidence of a crime having been committee is not required to support an extradition request) - December 2003.

word iconDesignation debate Dec 2003.doc

Read Lords Debate on Third Reading of Draft Extradition Act – designating US as a Category 1 country (December 2003).

word iconDesignation Debate Lords 16 Dec 2003.doc



Research^ back to top

Read the most recent Home Office Statistics on US/UK extraditions.

pdf iconHome Office Stats on US-UK Extraditions Jul 2010.pdf

Read how the US imprisons the highest percentage of its population in the world.

pdf iconWorld Prison Population Report.pdf