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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]


Trina Malone, Michael Waibel

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 September 2019

Extradition — Jurisdiction — Death penalty — Fair hearing and fair trial — Freedom from arbitrary detention — Individual rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. Extradition concerns the official surrender by a state (the requested state) of an alleged offender or convicted criminal to another state (the requesting state) for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing that individual in relation to crimes within the jurisdiction of the requesting state. Extradition is one of a number of distinct methods by which a state may remove an individual from its territory: Other methods including expulsion and deportation ( Plachta 108 ). States are under no obligation under general international law to extradite alleged offenders...
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