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Repeal of the iniquitous UK/US extradition law

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Published on Tuesday 9th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 9th November 2011

Signatures: 63

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Repeal of the iniquitous UK/US extradition law

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Under the 2003 US-UK Extradition Treaty, if the UK seeks to extradite a person from the US prima facie evidence that "the person sought committed the offense for which extradition is requested" must first be provided. If the US wishes to extradite a preson from the UK no such evidence is required and UK courts are powerless to prevent it.

This is a wholly unjust and unfair situation which must be stopped, irrespective of any threats or objections raised from the US.

A new treaty must be introduced imposing equivalent rights and responsibilities on both parties.

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