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Part II Substantive Law, 6 Scope of the Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute

From: The Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute

Kriangsak Kittichaisaree

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2021

Subject(s):
Diplomatic immunity — Immunity from jurisdiction — Extradition and mutual assistance — Obligation to prosecute — General principles of international law

This chapter explains whether the obligation to extradite or prosecute is a single obligation or two separate obligations in the alternative, and whether it is a general principle of international law recognized by nations. Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction which can impede the implementation of the obligation to extradite or prosecute is then analysed, duly taking into account the most recent developments.

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