UNCORRECTED TRANSCRIPT OF ORAL EVIDENCE To be published as HC 644-iv

HOUSE OF COMMONS ORAL EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEE EXTRADITION TUESDAY 10 JANUARY 2012 DAVID BERMINGHAM Evidence heard in Public Questions 208 – 279 USE OF THE TRANSCRIPT 1. This is an uncorrected transcript of evidence taken in public and reported to the House. The transcript has been placed on the internet on the authority of the...

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This treaty means extradition on demand

MPs must vote to change it, and protect British citizens against increasingly audacious court actions from the US Helena Kennedy The US ambassador to London, Louis Susman, has been meeting MPs, ‘apparently desperate to preserve the status quo on the US-UK extradition treaty’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA ‘Strengthen protection for British citizens”...

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Extradition – a lawyer’s view

As the House of Commons today holds a historic debate on the UK-US extradition treaty, leading barrister Alun Jones QC warns of an imbalance By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor Today’s debate in the House of Commons provides an opportunity for critical scrutiny of our extradition law. The most glaring injustice is the failure of the Extradition Act...

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Statement to the Home Affairs Committee by Louis B. Sussman, United States Ambassador

US-UK EXTRADITION TREATY   Let me start by thanking the committee for meeting with me today on an issue of great importance to the United States. I welcome this opportunity to make the case for the US-UK Extradition Treaty in its current form.  To correct the myths and inaccuracies that have arisen in recent years.  And to answer your questions. Alongside me this...

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A Review of the UK’s Extradition Arrangements

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Extradition Crisis: The Case of Talha Ahsan

Omar Shahid Freelance Journalist It has been five years since Talha Ahsan has been in prison without trial or charge, and is awaiting a decision from the European Court of Human Rights regarding an extradition request filed by the US government. Ahsan, who suffers from aspergers syndrome and was known by friends and family as a ‘sincere and...

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