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Committee questions Attorney General and senior judge on extradition

28 February 2012

The Commons Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on extradition at 11.20am on Tuesday 28 February in the Grimmond Room, Portcullis House.

Issues

The purpose of this session is to explore issues relating to extradition with four experts on the subject.

Judge Riddle is Senior District Judge at Westminster Magistrates Court and has several years' experience of hearing extradition cases.

Sir Menzies Campbell is carrying out a review of extradition policy on behalf of Nick Clegg.

The Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions are involved in decisions relating to extradition, in particular whether or not to prosecute the accused in this country or whether to allow an application for extradition to proceed.

Witnesses

At 11.20am

  • Judge Riddle, Senior District Judge, Westminster Magistrates Court

At 11.50am

  • Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell CBE, QC, MP

At 12.30pm

  • Dominic Grieve, QC, MP, Attorney General
  • Keir Starmer, QC, Director of Public Prosecutions

Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

"As we have seen over the past week extradition is a topic of great public interest. This is an important opportunity for the Committee to hear from a senior judge and prosecutor how the extradition process works in practice.
Sir Menzies has spoken on extradition in the House of Commons many times. I look forward to receiving an update on his ongoing extradition review. I also look forward to hearing the Attorney General’s and DPP's opinions of the Scott Baker Review and the implications of any changes in extradition arrangements".

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