COMMONS

Home Affairs Committee consider extradition arrangements

30 November 2010

The Commons Home Affairs Committee will hold an oral evidence session on the subject of extradition on Tuesday 30 November 2010, the meeting starts at 11am.

The session provides an opportunity to explore the issues arising from both the US-UK Extradition Treaty and the European Arrest Warrant, and to discover whether any progress has been made in addressing the problems since the previous committee’s evidence session on the subject of the UK-US Treaty on 10 November 2009.

 Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the committee, said:

“The issue of the UK’s extradition arrangements, both with the US, the EU and other countries, remains prevalent following the Government’s announcement that a review is being conducted by Sir Scott Baker.

 

The fact that a decision still has not been made on the case of Gary McKinnon more than six months after the Home Secretary said that the issue would be looked at highlights the importance of this review and the Committee looks forward to considering this matter.”

Witnesses

At 11am

  • Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

At approximately 11.30am

  • Jago Russell, Chief Executive, Fair Trials International

At approximately 12 noon

  • Ms Janis Sharp, Mr Gary McKinnon’s mother
  • Ms Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty

Further Information

Image: PA

 

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Crime, civil law, justice and rights, Human rights, International law, Commons news, Committee news

Share this page