On 14 October 2010, we were appointed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to conduct a review of the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements.
1.2 As a Review Panel, we were asked to look, in particular, at the following five areas of extradition law:
(i) The operation of the European arrest warrant, including the way in which its optional safeguards contained in the European Union Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant have been transposed into the law of the United Kingdom;
(ii) Whether the forum bar to extradition should be brought into force;
(iii) Whether the United States/United Kingdom Extradition Treaty is unbalanced;
(iv) Whether requesting States should be required to provide prima facie evidence;
(v) The breadth of the Home Secretary’s discretion in an extradition case