Chapter 6
Categorisation of countries

Key Proposal

Proposal: The new Act should establish two categories of countries. Category 1 should contain a relatively small group of New Zealand’s closest extradition partners based on set criteria. Category 2 should include all other countries.

Rationale: A simple and clear means of categorising countries will enable more straightforward cooperation with foreign countries. Categorisation reflects a distinction in the treatment of different countries in terms of the extent to which evidence must be presented to support an extradition request.