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Criminal Justice Centre: The Extradition Review Team Debate - "The Future for UK Extradition"

23 November 2011

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A Conference hosted by Peters & Peters and the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London.

Chaired by Professor Peter Alldridge, Queen Mary, University of London and Michael O'Kane, Head of Business Crime at Peters & Peters.

The report of the independent panel appointed by the Home Secretary to review the UK’s extradition arrangements will shortly be published. Have your questions on the future of UK extradition answered by an expert panel which includes all three members of the Review team as well as leading experts, practitioners and academics. Topics for discussion include:

  • The US-UK Extradition Treaty
  • The operation of the European Arrest Warrant system
  • The power of the Secretary of State in extradition cases
  • The requirement to provide prima facie evidence
  • Forum as a bar to extradition


Listen to a podcast of all the presentations or download an mp3 of individual presentations from the panellists list:


  • Right Honourable Sir Scott Baker, former Court of Appeal Judge, England and Wales. He has presided over many appeals and judicial reviews in extradition cases.
    Sir Scott Baker podcast [3MB mp3]
  • David Perry QC, joint head of chambers at 6 King’s Bench Walk. A former Treasury Counsel, he has acted for requesting states and defended very high profile extradition cases.
    David Perry QC podcast [1.5MB mp3]
  • Anand Doobay, consultant at Peters & Peters. He advises individuals and governments on extradition and mutual legal assistance, specialising in politically sensitive cases. He is the co-author of Jones and Doobay on Extradition and authors the extradition section in Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.
    Anand Doobay podcast [2.2MB mp3]
  • Amy Jeffress, Department of Justice Attaché, US Embassy, London. Formerly a national security counsellor to the US Attorney General and Chief of the National Security Section of the US Attorney's Office.
    Amy Jeffress podcast [1.5MB mp3]
  • Jago Russell, Chief Executive of Fair Trials International, a charity which defends the rights of those facing criminal charges outside their home country. He previously worked as a policy specialist at Liberty and as a legal specialist in the UK Parliament.
    Jago Russell podcast [2.2MB mp3]
  • Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London. He regularly advises the UK government, EU institutions and international organisations on European criminal law issues. He is contributing a chapter on EU law for Blackstone’s Criminal Practice 2012.
    Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas podcast [2MB mp3]
  • Debate Summary podcast [404kb mp3]
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