Today, the Law Society of England & Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, Fair Trials, the Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum, and the International Forum of Extradition Specialists issued joint observations on the human rights implications of the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters legislation.

In the observations, they challenge the suggestion by the Hong Kong Chief Executive office that the amendments to the extradition legislation are in accordance with international human rights law and internationally accepted extradition practices (including practices in the UK).

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