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by Dr Paul Arnell (English)

Extradition and Mental Health in UK Law

The response of UK extradition law and practice to requested persons presenting with mental health disorders is multi-faceted and unnecessarily complex. There are a number of reasons for this. They centre upon the law failing to adequately recognise that mental health cases can give rise to concerns not present in physical health cases. The deficiencies of the law are found in the three applicable bars to extradition; oppression, human rights and forum. They also can be seen in the applicable rules of evidence and the practice of diplomatic assurances. The time has come for UK law to specifically and systematically respond to mental health disorders in the context of extradition.

Journal/Publisher: Criminal Law Forum

Publication type: Article

Number of pages/Page range: 339-372

Language/s (content): English

Date of publication: 12-04-19

Document ExtraditionandMentalHealthinUKLaw.pdf

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Full name Paul Arnell

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