Let’s be grateful for one small mercy, because the worst monarch in our history remains clueless.
Offenders fighting deportation are able to use human rights defences to avoid removal whereas Britons facing transfer under extradition laws find it almost impossible to do so, the joint committee on human rights suggested […]
The MPs said the UK’s extradition policies do not provide “effective protection” for citizens and called, in particular, for the agreement between the UK and US to be renegotiated.
The contrast in the rights of Britons accused of crimes and foreign convicts is at its starkest in extradition cases within Europe … In contrast, foreign criminals who are facing deportation do not fall under a similar system and are often able to argue their removal will breach their right to a family life or that they face torture or abuse on their return.
It’s a start at least for our tribunes to recognise that convicted foreign criminals have a liberty under the law denied to innocent Britons, though their suggested resolution is predictably anemic. Neither the European Arrest Warrant nor extradition treaty with the US abide with our ancient traditions and customs and, therefore, ought to be torn up. For now that’s all that’s necessary: just tear them up.