Extradition and Deportation Conference 2011

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2011

Time: From 09:00 to 17:00

Venue: Emerald Rooms, Hatton Conference Centre, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HN

Speakers: John R.W.D. Jones QC, Mark Henderson

CPD: 6 hours

There are few areas of law that engage human rights considerations as much as extradition and deportation. And both issues are currently mired in controversy.

The high-profile cases of Gary McKinnon and Julian Assange have highlighted concerns with extradition arrangements with the US and Europe respectively.

Deportation - especially on the grounds of national security - is also a subject
of heated debate in the media and the
attention of the courts. Change is afoot. Both Parliament and the Home Office are holding separate inquiries into the government's extradition policy.

And developments in the courts and in the wider world - not least the Middle East - mean that current deportation arrangements may need to be reformed.

The Extradition and Deportation Conference is the perfect forum for busy practitioners and policy-makers to pause for breath and examine the impact of the latest developments on their work.

Extradition and deportation are complex and fast changing areas of law. This
conference gives delegates:

  • An update on all the key developments and an insight into what to expect in the future
  • A chance to listen to - and question in detail - expert practitioners in the fi eld
  • An opportunity to network with likeminded practitioners and exchange ideas for tackling cross-border matters

The conference features:

  • A keynote address from Nicholas Evans, specialist judge in extradition and deportation cases
  • An outline of the interaction between extradition and deportation law on the one hand, and human rights law on the other
  • Specialist breakout sessions, with leading authorities, on:
    - Developments in category 1
    - (European Arrest Warrant) extradition cases
    - Deportation, detention and removal
    - Developments in category 2 (non-European Arrest Warrant) extradition cases
    - Deportation on national security grounds
  • An expert assessment on how the law could and should change - including an interactive panel discussion


  • Is the European Arrest Warrant being overused?
  • What are the implications of proposals for closer EU collaboration as set out in its 'Stockholm Programme'?
  • Is EU law having an increasing effect on UK deportation policy?
  • Is the US-UK Extradition Treaty unfair and one-sided?
  • What will inquiries from Parliament and the Home Office mean for extraditionlaw and practice?
  • How will the work of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission beaffected by developments in the courts and in the Middle East?
  • Where does defeat in R (Medical Justice) v SSHD leave the Home Office's 'fasttrack' deportation policy?

JUSTICE is a UK-based charity. It promotes access to justice, human rights and the rule of law - through research, education, lobbying
and interventions in the courts.

JUSTICE relies on its members and supporters for the funds to continue its work. Members receive priority notice of JUSTICE activities and
are entitled to discounts on publications and events - including this conference. For more information, visit www.justice.org.uk or please click here for further details on speakers, course schedule and booking form.

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