Lauri Love is interviewed on ABC’s Law Report this week, on the subject of extradition law and cases of Gary McKinnon, Lauri Love and Gary Davis, who is currently taking his appeal against US extradition through the Irish courts.
The programme explores the unusual nature of cybercrime cases for extradition law: the ability of countries like the US to claim concurrent jurisdiction and the often vulnerable nature of the defendants who get caught up in these cases. Noting the importance of the High Court’s ruling in Lauri’s case, Rowan Nicholson of Sydney University explains the likely impact for extradition in other countries.
I can see more and more of these cases. The US in particular is quite strict, quite firm – some might say harsh – in its efforts to prosecute and extradite individuals accused of these crimes.
Other countries may also wish to adapt their extradition legislation to take account of some of the issues that arose in Mr Love’s case.
Listen back to the full programme here