Litigation: The long arm of the law
The evolving state of extradition law calls to mind the process of ageing. One day you have not a care in the world. Seemingly, the next morning everything has changed and it hurts to put on your socks. The new day of extradition law is upon us. While we were looking elsewhere, the big decisions were made. For at least the past decade, the US has been aggressively reaching out to extradite citizens of other nations who have been charged with business crimes. Since the signing of the new extradition treaty between the US and the UK in 2003, the UK has evidenced its willingness to turn its own citizens charged with white-collar crimes over to the US for prosecution.
The US’ aggressive stance on the extradition of white-collar criminals has had a global influence. Skadden’s John Carroll and Richard Rothblatt discuss how the international community is collaborating to introduce stricter laws
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