There are a number of areas of the UK’s extradition arrangements which have attracted significant controversy in recent years. The government understands that these are longstanding concerns and the review will therefore focus on five issues to ensure that the UK’s extradition arrangements work both efficiently and in the interests of justice.
Critics of the US-UK Extradition Treaty argue that it is unfairly one-sided, allowing more extraditions from the UK to the US than vice versa. Human rights groups have called for reforms to the country’s extradition laws and some groups have criticized May for not pressing the matter more forcefully. The review is scheduled for completion next summer.
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