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If the extradition treaty confirms that crime(s) committed is recognized by both the states, US and UK, why can't be the offenders tried in UK itself?

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Answered by Kelly Jones
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Reason of extradition treaty

 Prosecutors in both countries are the ones who decide where to prosecute a case. They do that
according to established guidelines and after a detailed consultation about the circumstances of the case.They consider a number of factors, including the location of the victims and where the harm or loss
occurred, as well as the location of the accused, the evidence and the witnesses. The Baker panel
concluded there is no injustice in the current process for determining the ‘forum’ (location) for trying a
case, and that instituting a ‘forum bar’ in the UK — which require judges to determine the forum —
would cause considerable delay in due process for the accused and additional burden on the court, without any change in current outcomes. Many extraditions between the U.S. and the UK involve third-country
nationals.
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