Extradition Law of Pakistan - Rights of Fugitive Offenders v. Pakistan’s Goal to Attain Honoured Place Amongst the Nations of the World
10 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2010
Date Written: January 1, 2010
This article focuses on the legal and constitutional issues involved in international extradition, as regulated under Pakistan’s Extradition Act, 1972. The first part of this article identifies the important legal concepts necessary to understand extradition law in Pakistan; the second part explains the procedure that is followed for surrender, non-surrender, arrest and bail of the fugitive offender; the third part mentions the important adjudications on the constitutional rights of the fugitive offenders in Pakistan; the forth part highlights the effect of ‘Objectives Resolution’ on the Pakistan’s outlook towards international extradition; the fifth part summarizes the domestic law provisions affecting extradition of fugitive offenders to Pakistan; and finally the sixth part constitutes the conclusion of this article.
Keywords: Pakistan, Extradition, International Extradition, Fugitive Offender, International Criminal Law
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