David was a signatory to a letter to the Daily Telegraph in which the current extradition arrangements between Britain and the US are heavily criticised.
The letter calls for a new ‘forum’ rule to be written into extradition laws which would allow British courts to prevent the extradition of those whose alleged crimes were committed largely in the UK. The current legal structure is both ‘out of kilter both with accepted practice in other countries and with the most basic concepts of fairness’.
The letter was written to mark the 10th anniversary of the US’ battle to extradite Gary McKinnon to face computer hacking charges.
The full letter can be found here:
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