Rebecca Hill represents mother in her appeal against extradition to America

Tuesday 28 February 2012

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Rebecca Hill has represented a mother in her appeal against extradition to the US. Eileen Clark, a US citizen with three adult children, has been living in the UK for 15 years but stands accused by her former husband and US prosecutors of "kidnapping" her children.

After the break up or her marriage, Ms Clark moved with her children, firstly from New Mexico to California, and then on to the UK. In 1995 she was charged with "custodial interference" which is not even a crime in the UK, and then later the "kidnapping" of her children.

The case raises concerns over how the UK courts will grant foreign authorities extraditions. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, who said it was "yet another terrifying reminder of the dangers of lopsided instant extradition without evidence being tested in a UK court".

Click here to read Liberty's statement about the case.

The case has received considerable media attention - click here to read coverage in the Daily Mail.

Rebecca Hill is a member of the Garden Court Extradition Team.

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