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PUBLIC DEBATE: “This house believes we should extradite criminals and terrorists”

Written by CP Editor Tuesday, 27 November 2012
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Thursday 29th NovemberThursday 29th November
6.30-8.30pm
Institute of Education
London
6.30-8.30pm
Institute of Educati
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 Speakers incl

Imran Kha
Alun Jones QC Great James St
Asim Quershi Cage Prisoners
Chair: Bell Ribeiro-Addy Society of BlackThursday 29th November
6.30-8.30pm
Institute of Education
London
 

 Speakers include:

Imran Khan Imran Khan & partners
Hamja Ahsan Brother of Talha Ahsan
Alun Jones QC Great James Street Chambers
Asim Quershi Cage Prisoners campaign
Chair: Bell Ribeiro-Addy Society of Black Lawyers

The issue of extradition has been a complex one, which continues to dominate the news. It has been argued that the Extradition Act 2003 was a result of the ‘war on terror’, making it easier for the US to extradite individuals from Britain, in a dubious and untested manner. On the other side it has been argued that the law has meant that suspects face a broad test in both countries, and that the use of Human Rights legislation has been restrictive and overreaching.
 
With the extradition of Abu Hamza, immediately followed by Talha Ahsan and Barbar Ahmad; then the decision not to extradite Gary McKinnon, and the ongoing debate around Julian Assange, there seem to be discrepancies in the application of the law. The public are confused, and the Government and the Judiciary don’t seem far behind.
 
Individuals from across society have united on each side of the debate. Both cohorts have demanded a change in the legislation. Moving forward what changes if any should be made in the law or its application? And should Britain be extraditing criminals and terrorists?
 
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Refreshments will be provided before and after the event.
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
 
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Institute of Education (IOE)
 
20 Bedford Way
 
London
 
WC1H 0AL
 
Closest tube stations: Russell Square, Euston, Euston Square

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