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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Boyle testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Boyle testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee on proposed U.S.-U.K. Extradition Treaty

Professor Francis Boyle testified on Friday, July 21 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the proposed U.S.-U.K. Extradition Treaty. Boyle is an outspoken critic of the proposed treaty, which he has stated publicly will "threaten, intimidate, harass and persecute and terrorize Irish-American citizens."
EVENT: Full committee hearing on T.Doc.108-23, the "Extradition Treaty Between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." Under the treaty the parties agree to extradite to each other, pursuant to the provisions of the treaty, persons sought by the authorities in the requesting state for trial or punishment for extraditable offenses.
PARTICIPANTS: Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign; Madeline Morris of the Duke University Law School, Durham, N.C.; Samuel Witten, deputy legal adviser, State Department; and Bruce Swartz, deputy assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, Justice Department, testify


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