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The Beatles Duo: Applying Precedent to a Human Rights and Judicial Review Claim

A recent leaked letter by Sajid Javid MP to the American Attorney General demonstrated Javid is not seeking assurance the US will not use the death penalty on the Isis 'Beatles duo'. This move has been called ‘unprincipled, incompetent, and almost certainly unlawful.’

12:00, 18th September 2018
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Love v United States of America: A Victory for Justice?

The High Court's decision to block the extradition of Lauri Love - an alleged computer hacker - to the USA has attracted significant media coverage: many have treated it as a referendum on a number of causes. Yet, in actual fact, the decision is far narrower than such coverage has made out.

19:00, 11th February 2018
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Harkins v UK: Highlighting the Importance for Discourse on Extradition

A mammoth legal battle concerning the USA's attempts to extradite alleged murderer Philip Harkins came to an end last year, when the European Court of Human Rights rejected Harkins' final attempt to remain in the UK. The saga highlights how human rights and extradition have the potential to clash.

12:00, 9th January 2018
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Double Standards: Dual Nationality Passport Stripping

The Home Office has announced that the Asian-born perpetrators convicted of child sex exploitation in Rotherham will be stripped of their UK citizenship and deported at the end of their sentences. To what extent does the Home Secretary have such powers, and should they be used in this way?

12:00, 21st April 2016
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Would Brexit make the UK a Safe-Haven for European fugitives?

Sir Hugh Orde, the former head of the Association of Chief Police Officers, has this month shifted the Brexit debate away from economic issues toward issues of European criminal justice. If the UK were to leave the EU, would the UK become a safe haven for European Criminals avoiding extradition?

12:00, 29th October 2015
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Litvinenko Inquiry: The Current State of Play

The truth surrounding the assassination of former KGB agent, Alexander Litvinenko, on British soil is still a mystery. However, throughout the early months of 2015 an inquiry is being carried out, which it is hoped will provide definitive answers. There may, however, be political fallout.

12:00, 23rd February 2015
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Controversy Behind the European Arrest Warrant

The House of Commons recently approved the coalition government’s bid to readopt the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”), which it had opted out of in 2013. The EAW has raised issues with its potential to infringe upon the human rights of suspects. Why has this controversial measure now passed scrutiny?

12:00, 27th November 2014
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Extradition reform: new legislation, old practice

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into effect in July, bringing with it a whole host of legal developments to the pre-existing Extradition Act 2003. Jessica Johnson provides a scathing review of the lack of legal development the 2014 Act has brought despite strong scrutiny.

12:00, 29th September 2014
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Extradition Part 2: A Political Tool

Jessica Johnson looks at the law governing extradition, this time with a focus on category 2 countries, specifically Russia and the USA. Whilst extradition may seem legal in nature, is it really just a political tool that reflects the current status of international relationships?

12:20, 2nd April 2014
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Part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003: The Role of the ECHR

Jessica Johnson looks at the influence of the ECHR on Extradition within the UK, with particular regard to category 1 territories. Are UK judges are becoming more involved with semi-political decisions due to the Human Rights Act 1998? The first of a two part series on extradition in the UK.

12:16, 18th March 2014
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The ‘crab walk’ towards justice: discretionary leave provision in extradition appeals

The Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which is expected to receive royal assent by spring 2014, seeks to further limit the opportunity of a defendant to appeal against an extradition decision. Is this limitation warranted?

12:28, 12th December 2013
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