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Extradition between friends.

Arnell, Paul



With friends like these, who needs enemies is an epithet that appears to apply to the United Kingdom's extradition partners. Draconian sentencing policies, unjust plea bargaining, unlawful rendition, systemic judicial corruption, deficient medical treatment and inhumane prisons - all circumstances that have been argued in recent UK extradition cases. Political and media comment, referring to these arguments, has suggested the time is nigh to re-think the UK's extradition arrangements. This is simply wrong. The Extradition Act 2003 and the European Arrest Warrant address transnational criminality effectively and fairly in the vast majority of instances.


ARNELL, P. 2014. Extradition between friends. Criminal law and justice weekly [online], 178(24), page 361. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 14, 2014
Online Publication Date Jun 14, 2014
Publication Date Jun 14, 2014
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2017
Publicly Available Date Feb 9, 2017
Journal Criminal law and justice weekly
Print ISSN 1759-7943
Electronic ISSN 1759-7943
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 178
Issue 24
Pages 361
Keywords Extradition; UK; Criminal justice; Human rights; European court of human rights
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