Thursday, 24 May 2012


Caroline Lucas MP has tabled an EDM (Early Day Motion) on extradition. PLEASE e mail your own MP asking if they will sign to support the motion.  Find your MP HERE

This is VERY URGENT so please do help, EDM wording as  below

EDM 128 Extradition 

That this House notes that it has been over five months since it passed a motion on 5 December 2011 calling on the Government to reform the UK's extradition arrangements to strengthen the protection of British citizens by both introducing, as a matter of urgency, a Bill to enact the safeguards recommended by the Joint Committee on Human Rights in its Fifteenth Report, HC 767, and by pursuing such amendments to the UK-US Extradition Treaty 2003 and the EU Council Framework Decision 2002 on the European Arrest Warrant asare necessary in order to give effect to such recommendations; further notes that it is over seven months since the Scott Baker Review of the UK's extradition laws; welcomes the announcement in March 2012 by President Obama and the Prime Minister of a joint initiative to look into the operation of the UK-US Extradition Treaty; believes that it would not be in the public interest for anyone to be extradited to the US from the UK until theurgent legislation called for by Parliament to amend the 2003 Treaty has been passed; supports the Home Affairs Select Committee's recommendation for the Home Secretary to publish the evidence to the Baker Review immediately; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation in line with Parliament's wishes.

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