The Case for Extradition Reform

Sir Scott Baker (a senior judge) has just published a long report reviewing UK extradition arrangements – essentially concluding that little needs to change, either with the European Arrest Warrant or the UK-US treaty. I have written a piece for the Daily Mail, joining calls for the government to ignore the report and institute a […]

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Europe – a 3rd Choice?

I have written an article tomorrow for the Sunday Times, setting making the case for a third choice – between integration and withdrawal – in Britain’s relationship with the EU. You can access it here. There is further coverage in the Sunday Telegraph, here and here, on new work being done on the EU in […]

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Reform our Extradition laws

I have written an article for The Times tomorrow, making the case for extradition reform to safeguard innocent British citizens. It coincides with the publication of the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), recommending an overhaul of UK extradition arrangements. (I am a member of the JCHR and proposed the extradition inquiry). […]

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Strasbourg in the Dock

Today I launched a new pamphlet with the think tank CIVITAS, Strasbourg in the Dock – Prisoner Voting, Human Rights & the Case for Democracy. The report assesses what Britain should do to change its human rights laws – at domestic and European level – in the aftermath of the prisoner voting ruling from Strasbourg. […]

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Votes for Prisoners?

Today, I wrote an article for the Daily Telegraph, setting out the case against giving prisoners the vote. Parliament will get a free vote on this debate next week, initiated pursuant to a new back-bench procedure introduced by the coalition. You can read the article here … along with comments by John Hirst, the original […]

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