- Immunity from jurisdiction, ratione materiae — Extradition and mutual assistance — Obligation to prosecute — Customary international law
The obligation to extradite or prosecute perpetrators of non-core crimes can be found in various treaties, outside customary international law. This chapter explains the operation of the various provisions on the obligation to extradite or prosecute under more than 60 treaties, addresses pertinent issues of international law pertaining to the implementation of these provisions; namely, double criminality ratione materiae and ratione temporis; the political offence exception; and the existence of humanitarian reasons to deny extradition.
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