Tuesday, 3 April 2012
KEITH VAZ RELEASES HOME AFFAIRS SELECT COMMITTEE ENQUIRY INTO UK/US EXTRADITION TREATY
On the 30th March 2012 the Home Affairs Select Committee released its findings on the UK to US Extradition Treaty.
The committee calls for immediate action by the government to prevent any more British citizens being extradited under the current treaty and it calls for the immediate introduction of the Forum amendment to extradition so that cases could be tried in the UK where a part or significant part of any conduct has taken place in the UK.
This very welcome report mirrors the findings of the JCHR Report published in April 2011 which both differ in some respects from the Scott Baker Report. It is of note that both of these reports were highly transparent in publishing all evidence under consideration whereas similar evidence submitted to the Scott Baker is still awaited despite demands by Dominic Raab MP and Sir Keith Vaz to reveal this information.