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This procedure is generally regulated by treaties. Ideally, extradition reflects a fundamental agreement between civilized states that sufficiently serious crimes must not go unpunished.
However, even the earliest extradition treaties often involved other motives e. Extradition treaties span hundreds of countries at the present time, and this creates a certain amount of complexity. Extradition law as it relates to the United States is particularly complex, since the United States does not fall under a simplifying bilateral regional treaty like many nations in Europe, nor has it ratified the treaty creating the International Criminal Court ICC.
Extradition challenges generally have two significant components: If so, the country may be deprived of jurisdiction over the suspect by its own courts!
A Not-So-Brief Summary of Current American Extradition Law Normally, extradition may be sought only for an extraditable offense that is, an offense included in an extradition treaty between the requesting state and surrendering state. United States, F. The determination of whether an offense is extraditable can be made in two possible ways.
The most stringent method requires that the offense charged be identical to an offense listed in the extradition treaty. Alternatively, a nation can require that the acts contributing to the charge could sustain some other charge listed in the treaty under the laws of the surrendering nation, obviating the need for an identical treaty offense see discussion of dual criminality, below.
In re Dubroca Y Paniagua, 33 F. In Medina, defendant Francisco Medina moved to dismiss his charges on the grounds that they were not covered under the extradition treaty between the United States and the Dominican Republic. In Johnson, defendant Addison Johnson was captured in Canada, and indicted for conspiring to defraud the United States, and for importing Japanese silks without paying the full legal duty required.
However, only the first offense fell within Canada's extradition treaty. As a result, the court found that Johnson could only be held for the extraditable offense. One doctrine central to extradition considerations is that of specialty. Attorney General of the United States, F. The intent of specialty doctrine is to prevent subjection of surrendered persons to indiscriminate prosecution by a receiving state.
It remains unsettled as to whether an extradited defendant can raise a defense based on violation of an extradition treaty by way of the specialty doctrine. The 10th Circuit has held that the defendant has standing to raise this issue see: United States, 93 F.
Dual criminality does not require criminal laws in the two countries to be identical; rather, the charged acts must simply be considered serious crimes in both nations. Note that the doctrines of specialty and dual criminality will be at odds in a great many situations.
The modern trend is to invoke dual criminality doctrine, and not specialty doctrine, in extradition treaties. In fact, all recent United States extradition treaties have been dual criminality treaties.
Consular Affairs at http: Similarly, minor differences in crime elements are likewise dealt with in treaties, such as the state-line-crossing requirements for some federal crimes in the United States, which obviously do not apply to countries not made up of individual states.
For any extradition order to be certified under United States law, a judicial officer must determine that there is sufficient evidence to sustain the charge under the applicable treaty.
The standard used by the judicial officer is that of a reasonable belief of guilt of the crime charged; whether the foreign court would likely convict the defendant is not taken into consideration by the judicial officer. However, whether the offense falls within an extradition treaty is up to the asylum or surrendering country.
This determination is a mixed question of law, and of fact. The general terms within an extradition treaty are not confined to a common law meaning. Rather, the law of the two countries is used for determination. In re Shapiro, F.
Treaty terms are construed as necessary to give effect to the apparent intentions of the nations. Hawaii and In re Edmondson, F. If two interpretations are possible, the interpretation that enlarges the claimed rights is preferred.Disclaimer: Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports.
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