Chapter 5
Extradition offences

Key Proposal

Proposal: The new Act should define “extradition offence” as an offence punishable in the requesting country by a maximum penalty of not less than 12 months’ imprisonment. The Act should make it clear that the definition can be supplemented by a treaty.

Rationale: This would clarify the law, put it in line with modern international best practice, and alleviate one of the main difficulties in the interaction of treaties and the statute.