Obama Cameron: Obama & Cameron Talk
March 15, 2012 by staff
Obama Cameron: Obama & Cameron Talk, Britain’s concerns with its extradition treaty with the US have won an Anglo-American review of the issue. David Cameron raised extradition in private talks with US president Barack Obama at the White House, after intense pressure from the Tory backbenches calling for a change.
Britain’s position is hampered by Scott Baker’s independent review, which last year declared that the UK’s extradition arrangements with the US are balanced. But it may be possible to persuade the US to allow more cases to be tried in British courts.
Campaigners have argued that because British judges cannot deny extradition requests – unlike their American counterparts – present arrangements are far from equal. “I raised this issue with President Obama today and we had a good discussion,” Mr Cameron said. “We will be following this up with further talks between our teams.
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