Extradition: Fingering White Collars

An extradition treaty between Britain and the United States signed in 2003 is getting a battering in parliament and the media. The procedures had operated pretty uncontroversially for a hundred and fifty years, difficulties over extraditing Irish Republican activists from the US aside. America’s death row unsurprisingly fell foul of the European Court of Human Rights in the Soering case in 1989.But now the arrangements are attacked as biased in favour of America and unfair to defendants pursued by its authorities. What has gone wrong?

The World Today Published 1 January 2007 Updated 15 October 2020 5 minute READ

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