The Extradition Act (2003) streamlined the extradition process by side-stepping traditional British justice. ‘Fast-track’ extradition is justice denied.
UPDATE: JULY 2013
Despite much rhetoric from politicians of all stripes on the need to reform our extradition laws, so far we’ve seen little positive change and – worse – a proposal to actually strip away one of the few safeguards we have.
Shockingly, the very provision that allowed Gary McKinnon to remain in the UK is now under attack. The automatic right of appeal against an extradition order is a vital protection that allows people to present all the up-to-date evidence to the High Court and challenge the reasoning of the initial order.
Yet the Government has slipped a clause into the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill which would see this right scrapped altogether.
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Why the law needs to change
We asked our supporters to send us their pictures of our Extradition Watch paper plane (PDF) to help show support for our campaign and Gary McKinnon's case, have a look at the fantastic photos we received in our Flight Warning gallery.
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