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US 'disappointed' over McKinnon

The US has said they are "disappointed" after the Home Secretary Theresa May blocked their request on human rights grounds to extradite computer hacker Gary McKinnon so he can stand trial. She described it as a "difficult and exceptional case".

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Change in extradition law would 'prevent delays and controversies'

Michael Caplan QC, an extradition specialist at Kingsley Napley LLP, has said that introducing a forum test into British law could prevent future controversies over extradition cases.

It should be for a British judge to hear all the arguments in favour of domestic prosecution and balance those against the requesting country's application for extradition.

He will have in mind where most of the conduct took place and where the trial should take place in the interests of justice.

A forum test could prevent the delays and controversies we have seen in recent extradition cases.

– Michael Caplan QC

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