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Part C Enforcement, 17 Extradition of Transnational Criminals

From: An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law

Neil Boister

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Extradition and mutual assistance — International criminal law, evidence — Right to life
Criminals have long used borders to organize crime and have crossed borders to escape justice. In a letter written in August 1876 by the Honourable Edward Blake, Minister of Justice for Canada, to the Earl of Carnarvon, Great Britain's Colonial Secretary, Blake referred to the deplorable state of extradition relations between Canada and the US as the ‘carnival of crime’ on the border.1 In 2000 Australian Justice Michael Kirby commented that ‘[i]n a world of increased mobility, interactive technology and new forms of criminality, extradition represents an essential...
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