British tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch has been extradited to the US to face criminal charges over the $11bn sale of his firm Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard. Mr Lynch – once dubbed “Britain’s Bill Gates” after the Microsoft co-founder – will stand trial on charges including fraud, which he denies. He is […]Read more
What is “international extradition”?
INTERNATIONAL EXTRADITION is the legal (multi-.faceted) process based on a treaty, reciprocity, comity, or national law, whereby one country (the requested or executing country), at the request of another country (the requesting or issuing country), grants to the latter the return of a person to face prosecution, stand trial, or serve out a given sentence. In theory, extraditable individuals will include those charged (or suspects awaiting a charge) with a criminal offense while proceedings are pending against them, those that have been tried and convicted in absentia,7 and those who have escaped an arrest warrant or other incarceration order at some point during the process. A distinction must be drawn between international extradition for the purpose of prosecution (often called extradition for accusation) and international extradition for the purpose of executing sentence (extradition for conviction).
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This portal is a growing forum for extradition lawyers and scholars. It offers updates on current extradition cases, access to multiple resources to legal practitioners involved in extradition proceedings. It also serves the purpose of promoting a yearly annual reunion of extradition lawyers from all over the world.