Blackstone's Guide to the Extradition Act 2003 by Julian B. KnowlesBlackstone's Guide to the Extradition Act 2003 by Julian B. Knowles

Blackstone's Guide to the Extradition Act 2003

byJulian B. Knowles

Paperback | April 15, 2004

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The Blackstone's Guide Series is a well established series of practical guides to the latest new legislation. The Guides all contain a full copy of the Act together with commentary on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation. The Guides are concise, accessible and clearly laid out,essential tools for those practising in the area.The Extradition Act 2003 came into force on 1st January 2004. The Act is a major piece of legislation and will radically overhaul current extradition procedure with the aim of simplifying and speeding up the extradition process. It will give effect to the European Arrest Warrant, which for thefirst time will allow foreign warrants to be directly enforced in the UK. The Act also contains important human rights protections for the fugitive and so the inter-relationship between extradition and human rights is fully covered in the text. This Guide places the new Act in the context of theprevious extradition regime and provides a full commentary on the Act.Although the Act will replace the current wide array of provisions contained in the Extradition Act 1989, many of its provisions are derived from the existing regime. The Guide therefore draws on existing case law in order to make sense of the new Act for the reader. The Guide deals with theextradition process in chronological order and is fully cross-referenced, allowing for easy use in court.In addition, the Guide will contain useful appendices including the European Arrest Warrant making it an essential reference work for all those practising in the extradition and international crime field.
Julian B. Knowles is a barrister at Matrix Chambers, and was called in 1994. He is listed as one of the Legal 500's leading civil liberties juniors, has extensive experience of extradition cases including the House of Lords and Privy Council, and was principal junior counsel for General Pinochet in his extradition proceedings. He has c...
Title:Blackstone's Guide to the Extradition Act 2003Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.92 inPublished:April 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionTable of CasesTable of StatutesTable of Statutory InstrumentsTable of Treaty MaterialsGlossary and Abbreviations1. Introduction and Overview2. Liability to Extradition: Extradition Offences3. Categorisation of Territories, Territorial Scope of the EA 20034. Initial Stages of the Extradition Process5. The Extradition Hearing in Category 1 Cases6. The Extradition Hearing in Category 2 Cases7. Extradition and Human Rights8. The Role of the Secretary of State Deferral of Extradition9. Appeals10. Time for Extradition11. Consent to Extradition, Withdrawal of Claims for Extradition12. Return to the United Kingdom13. Police Powers in Extradition Cases14. Post-Surrender MattersAppendix 1 - Extradition Act 2003Appendix 2 - European Framework DecisionAppendix 3 - Extradition (Multiple Offences) Order 2003Appendix 4 - Category 1 and Category 2 TerritoriesAppendix 5 - Web ReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

`But, as the barrister Julian Knowles shrewdly points out in his Blackstone's Guide to the Extradition Act 2003 (OUP), it's not that simple. First, the Human Rights Act says that nobody in Britain may even be condemned to death. So promising that a death sentence, if imposed, will not becarried out is not good enough to satisfy the Human Rights Convention.'Joshua Rozenberg (Legal Editor), The Daily Telegraph