Bringing International Fugitives to Justice

Extradition and its Alternatives
Author: David A. Sadoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316790819
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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A novel and robust framework for the operational and legal analysis of recovering fugitives abroad, Bringing International Fugitives to Justice addresses how states, working alone, in cooperation, or with third-party intervention, strive to secure the custody of fugitives in order to bring them to justice - for prosecution or punishment purposes - while evaluating the lawfulness of those pursuit efforts. The book introduces redefined terms and new concepts to add precision to the discourse; sets forth comprehensive typologies, including of extradition arrangements and impediments; and provides a mapping to account for the full range of means and methods - extradition, collateral and remedial approaches to extradition, and full-scale and fallback alternatives to extradition -by which international fugitives can be retrieved. The study considers the judicial, diplomatic, and policy consequences of reliance on the more aggressive or controversial alternatives, proffering recommendations that, if adopted, could facilitate the recovery of fugitives while minimizing associated risks.

Transnational Fugitive Offenders in International Law

Extradition and Other Mechanisms
Author: Geoff Gilbert
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041110404
Category: Law
Page: 486
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International Criminal Law has undergone significant recent changes. Transnational Fugitive Offenders reflects the dynamic nature of the subject & keeps readers on the cutting edge of new developments. An ever-increasing number & variety of international agreements & cases has expanded extradition law. The jurisprudence relating to alternative means of rendition has also evolved in different ways in different jurisdictions. Most notably, however, the remit of the subject as a whole has expanded. The concept of international criminal law now has to embrace crimes that occur in no single place, cross-border financial crimes where vast sums of money exist solely in cyberspace & which have connections with financial institutions in several countries. The international community has also established supra-national criminal courts to deal with the aftermath of the wars in the former Yugoslavia & Rwanda. The future will likely bring further changes as well. The permanent International Criminal Court, originally proposed by the International Law Commission, if established by the international community, would, as matters stand in 1998, have jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity & war crimes. The ultimate result may at last be the availability of overarching guidance as to the remit & scope of international criminal law. Those studying extradition law, and/or working with transnational fugitive offenders in any capacity, will find Transnational Fugitive Offenders an important, thought-provoking work on a very dynamic subject.

Extradition to and from the United States


Author: Charles Doyle,United States. Government Accountability Office
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781604565881
Category: Law
Page: 120
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"Extradition" is the formal surrender of a person by a state to another state for prosecution or punishment. Extradition to or from the United States is a creature of treaty. The United States has extradition treaties with over a hundred of the nations of the world, although they are many with whom it has no extradition treaty. International terrorism and drug trafficking have made extradition an increasingly important law enforcement tool. This book is a review of the adjustments made in recent treaties to accommodate American law enforcement interests, and then a nutshell overview of the federal law governing foreign requests to extradite a fugitive found in this country and a United States request for extradition of a fugitive found in a foreign country.

International Extradition

United States Law and Practice
Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199917892
Category: Law
Page: 1296
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"This edition remains, as its preceding ones, the most comprehensive text on the subject of international extradition, as practiced in and by the United States, and in general about the international practice of extradition". -- FOREWORD.

The Alleged Transnational Criminal

The Second Biennial International Criminal Law Seminar
Author: Richard D. Atkins
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9780792334095
Category: Law
Page: 449
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Papers presented at the Second Biennial Alleged Transnational Criminal Seminar of the International Bar Association, held in May 1993, present an overview of current transnational crime developments. Topics include prisoner transfer treaties; the complexities involved in obtaining evidence from abroad; the use of state-sponsored kidnapping of fugitives as an alternative to extradition; money laundering and asset forfeiture; transnational tax crimes; terrorism; United Nations International Criminal Tribunal and International War Crimes Inquiry; and effective use of human rights conventions in criminal cases. The detailed table of contents mitigates the lack of an index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Borderline Crime

Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914
Author: Bradley Miller
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487501277
Category: History
Page: 280
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Borderline Crime examines how law reacted to the challenge of the border in British North America and post-Confederation Canada.Miller also reveals how the law remained confused, amorphous, and often ineffectual at confronting the threat of the border to the rule of law.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

A Report on the Banality of Evil
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101007167
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

The Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute


Author: Kriangsak Kittichaisaree
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192556274
Category: Law
Page: 416
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Prosecution of serious crimes of international concern has been few and far between before and even after the establishment of the International Criminal Court in 2002. Hope thus rests with the implementation of the international legal obligation for States to either extradite or prosecute such perpetrators among themselves or surrender them to a competent international criminal court. This obligation was considered by the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) which submitted its final report in 2014. Kittichaisaree, Chairman of the ILC Working Group on that topic, not only provides a guide to the final report, offering an analysis of the subject and a unique summary of its drafting history, he also covers important issues left unanswered by the report, including the customary international legal status of the obligation, the role of the universal jurisdiction, immunities of State officials, and impediments to the surrender of offenders to international criminal courts. Authoritative, encyclopaedic, and essential to those in the field, The Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute also offers practical solutions as to the road ahead.

International Terrorism and Political Crimes


Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni,International Institute for Advanced Criminal Sciences
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780398032968
Category: Law
Page: 594
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United States Practice in International Law: Volume 1, 1999–2001


Author: Sean D. Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139435321
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Sean D. Murphy's wide-ranging and in-depth 2002 survey of U.S. practice in international law in the period 1999–2001 draws upon the statements and actions of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government to examine its involvement across a range of areas. These areas include diplomatic and consular relations, jurisdiction and immunities, state responsibility and liability, international organizations, international economic law, human rights, and international criminal law. At the time of its first publication this summary of the most salient issues was a central resource on U.S. practice in international law. The volume contains extracts from hard-to-find documents, generous citations to relevant sources, tables of cases and treaties, and a detailed index. Revealing international law in the making, this essential tool for researchers and practitioners was the first in a series of books capturing the international law practice of a global player.

Active Complementarity

Legal Information Transfer
Author: Morten Bergsmo
Publisher: Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher
ISBN: 9788293081562
Category: Complementarity (International law)
Page: 571
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'Positive complementarity' has become a trendy term since the 2010 Kampala Review Conference. Little thought went into its definition when it was first coined in informal discussions at the International Criminal Court in 2003. 'Complementarity' in the Court's Statute is a passive admissibility threshold below which the Court will not investigate or prosecute. The process to construct national ability to investigate and prosecute core international crimes, on the other hand, requires tireless efforts by numerous international and national actors for many years to come. Democratizing the access to legal information should lie at the heart of such capacity building and knowledge-transfer. One way of reducing existing conditions of inequality faced by war crimes lawyers and investigators operating in different jurisdictions is to facilitate the direct access of national actors to legal sources and knowledge. This book seeks to make the existing capacity building discourse more practical, focused and real. It brings together contributions by persons with expertise in the practice of capacity building, the development and maintenance of tools that can be used to make knowledge-transfer more effective and sustainable, and international criminal law. The Legal Tools Project of the International Criminal Court - a technical platform that can be used by those who intend to strengthen capacity - is discussed in some detail.

Terrorism and America

a comprehensive review of the threat, policy, and law : hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, on examining the scope of current threats of terrorism to the United States and its allies, focusing on explosives and explosives regulation, and related extradition, international law, and immigration issues, April 21 and 22, 1993
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160445040
Category: History
Page: 174
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Eichmann in Jerusalem

A Report on the Banality of Evil
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101007167
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 9879

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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.