1 Extradition designates the official surrender of an alleged offender from justice, regardless of his or her consent, by the authorities of the State of residence to the authorities of another State for the purpose of criminal prosecution or the execution of a sentence. Thus, extradition constitutes only one, albeit the most important, aspect of the broader spectrum of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between States. 2 Every single extradition is regarded as an agreement under international law, notwithstanding the fact that the two States Parties to...
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