The Forum Bar in UK Extradition Law: an Unnecessary Failure

Paul Arnell, Gemma Davies

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The introduction of the forum bar into UK extradition law was unnecessary. It is a failure. It was unnecessary because extant law addressed, or could have addressed, the putative mischief giving rise to it. It is a failure because it admits only limited and optional prosecutorial input into forum bar decisions and, more fundamentally, because it is founded upon two misplaced premises. The forum bar is irredeemable and should be repealed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-162
JournalThe Journal of Criminal Law
Issue number2
Early online date30 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


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