Journal article

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Suitability for Extradition: Love v the Government of the United States [2018] 1 WLR 2889; [2018] EWHC 172 (Admin) per Burnett LCJ and Ouseley J

Ian Freckelton

Psychiatry Psychology and Law | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2020


Applications for extradition of persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have the potential to raise complex issues in relation to mental health experts' evaluation of the impact of removal of a person from their own country's sources of familial support to another country's custodial environment. These issues were traversed at length in relation to the risks posed by applications for extradition of the English computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, which resulted in executive intervention to enable him to remain in the United Kingdom and in important legislative amendments, by way of the institution of a 'forum bar'. In 2018 the Court of Appeal in Love v The Government of the United States [201..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers