Extradition Law; Issues and Challenges

8 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2014 Last revised: 26 Mar 2020

Date Written: November 2, 2014

Abstract

Extradition is a process of handover a fugitive to a state with a jurisdiction based on reciprocity. No crime is left unpunished is a key principle of extradition. Extradition legislation of home country and extradition treaty guides extradition process between and among two or more countries. In fact, extradition provides a means and methods to transfer a person to a country with jurisdiction on the ground of involvement in any terrorizing and grave issues. Double criminality, jurisdiction, and rule of specialty are precondition of extradition. No person is a subject of extradition in case of the involvement of political offence. Earlier, extradition was not granted in the case of financial offence but it is no longer applicable with the emergence of money laundering and terrorism financing offences.

Keywords: Double criminality, extradition, political offence, rule of speciality

Suggested Citation

Acharya, Suman, Extradition Law; Issues and Challenges (November 2, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2525094 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2525094

Suman Acharya (Contact Author)

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