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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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This podcast aims to familiarise listeners with some of the current topics of debate in extradition circles concerning the new statutory framework governing extradition proceedings and decisions. Since the enactment of the Extradition Act 2003 many of the old discretions to refuse a request have been removed which has provoked debate among practitioners as to whether reform to introduce a general 'interests of justice' test is now necessary to protect individuals. This podcast also looks at the arguments in favour of introducing a presumption for the UK to prosecute its own nationals accused of offences abroad as an alternative to extradition.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the current bars to extradition and the arguments as to whether such safeguards are adequate;
  • Understand why the streamlined extradition procedure introduced by the 2003 Act have sparked public debate;
  • Be aware of the importance of jurisdiction when deciding whether to extradite;
  • Be aware for the arguments in favour of reform or clarification of the law.
Level:
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Extradition Act 1989 s11(3)c;
  • R (on the application of Kashamu) v Bow Street Magistrates' Court[2001] All ER (D) 367 (Nov);
  • Okandeji v Bow Street Magistrates Court & Ors [2005] EWHC 2925;
  • Norris v Government of United States of America [2010] UKSC 9.
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This is the second in a two part CPDcast mini series with Anand Doobay and Hugo Keith QC on some of the 'hot-topics' currently exercising practitioners in the field of extradition law and international crime. Extradition Update June 2010 - EAWs & Extradition Requests.

This podcast will focus on the extradition process following the enactment of the Extradition Act 2003 and the continuing debate concerning the use of discretion to refuse an extradition request and arguments concerning whether the UK should have have the first opportunity to prosecute its own nationals for crimes allegedly committed abroad.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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