avalon , its not a case of revoking its a case of whether britain wants to actually opt in, to this particular part of the treaty
They have been using this treaty since 2003, do you think that they are going to opt out now and say sorry to the people they extradited?, perhaps compensate them?
The "simplified procedure" in the UK Extradition Act 2003 gives force to the EAW (UK: Extradition Act). A Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament on the 15 December 2003 designates the UK's EAW partners as "schedule 1 countries" under this Act (UK: Statutory Instrument) and a guide to the UK's operation of the EAW rules has been produced for the other EU member states (Council document 15585/03). Those member states that are not yet applying the EAW will continue to use existing EU extradition rules.
The UK is among 12 of the 15 member states to allow for retrospective application of the EAW. These countries will accept and act upon EAWs received after 1 January 2004 even in the alleged offence took place before that date. France, Austria and Italy will continue to use existing extradition rules for offences allegedly committed before 1 January 2004.
Figures released recently by the Home Office in reply to a question by the Labour MP Caroline Flint show that out of 699 individuals "surrendered" by the UK to other EU states under EAWs, nearly two-thirds (425) were sent to Poland. Other east European states also had large numbers: Lithuania 55, the Czech Republic 34 and Romania 18.
There appears to be a legal standoff between the commission and member states about who should introduce a threshold allowing only serious crimes to be pursued through EAWs. The EC is reluctant to redraft its regulations because it fears opening up a Pandora's box of competing reforms.
The UK is one of the countries criticised for not making changes to its domestic legislation. Fair Trials International has called for legislative change in Brussels incorporating a threshold test in the warrant so that it could not be used for minior offences.
the fact that anyone can be deported to poland , (when in the same circumstances they would no way be sought for extradiction by the uk -for example , on matters of child maintenance/ ) , just because a polish court decrees it - is absurd.
Good luck with telling the Polish judges that they are absurd.