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Extradition between friends.

Arnell, Paul


Paul Arnell


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 14, 2014
Journal Criminal law and justice weekly
Print ISSN 1759-7943
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 178
Issue 24
Pages 361
Institution Citation ARNELL, P. 2014. Extradition between friends. Criminal law and justice weekly [online], 178(24), page 361. Available from:
Keywords Extradition; UK; Criminal justice; Human rights; European court of human rights
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