UK Politics

Conservative Party: Scott Baker appointed to lead review of extradition

News   •   Oct 15, 2010 12:15 BST

The Home Secretary has announced that Sir Scott Baker will lead an independent panel to conduct a review into the UK's extradition arrangements.

The review will look in detail at issues such as the breadth of Home Secretary discretion in an extradition case; the operation of the European Arrest Warrant, including the way in which its optional safeguards have been transposed into UK law and whether the US-UK Extradition Treaty is unbalanced.

Home Secretary Theresa May said: "This Government is committed to reviewing our extradition arrangements to ensure they work both efficiently and in the interests of justice."

And he added, "I am pleased that Sir Scott Baker has agreed to undertake this important review and can draw on the expertise of David Perry QC and Anand Doobay."