Liberty today announces a victory for gay equality in the Court of Human Rights. The case, JM v the United Kingdom, reinforces the unlawfulness of discriminating against a person on the grounds of their sexual orientation.
Today Liberty calls on the Government to activate a provision in the Extradition Act that would introduce a crucial safeguard into the British system. The “forum amendment" was supported by Coalition parties in opposition and has lain dormant on the statute books for four years. It allows a UK court to consider barring extradition if a significant part of the conduct that led to an alleged crime took place in or from the UK.