This article provides an overview of the formal systems of cooperation that have been created to facilitate the apprehension and transfer of international, transnational and domestic criminal suspects. Establishing how and why states cooperate in the transfer of suspects allows for the delineation of the factors that sometimes lead to the bypassing of formal procedures and identification of gaps and shortcomings in the existing framework that if addressed, could reduce the incentives for resort to extraterritorial abduction.
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Zgonec-Rožej and Foakessupra note 130. This view is confirmed by several judges at the icj for example the Joint Declaration of Judges Evensen Tarassov Guillaume and Aguilar and the dissenting judgments of Judge Bedjaoui and Judge El Kosheri in the Lockerbie case supra note 122 at 25 38 109 137 148 and 214. Also see Lassa Oppenheim and Hersch Lauterpacht Oppenheim’s International Law: A Treatise Vol. II: Disputes War and Neutrality (7th ed. Longmans London 1952) at 589; Ian Brownlie Principles of Public International Law (6th ed. Oxford University Press Oxford 2003) at 313.
Kittchaisareesupra note 129.
Shearersupra note 11 at 175; Ivor Stanbrook and Clive Stanbrook Extradition Law and Practice (2nd ed. Oxford University Press Oxford 2000) at 66.
European Arrest Warrantsupra note 42.
Extradition Treaty June 81972United States - United Kingdom - Northern Ireland 28 ust 227 tias No. 6428.
Genocide Conventionsupra note 132.
M. Cherif Bassiouni‘The Political Offence Exception in Law and Practice’International Terrorism and Political Crimes(1977) at 408.
Paul Lewis‘The Lotfi Raissi Case: How Links to al-Qaeda Kept Innocent Algerian in Jail’The Guardian22 November 2009 <http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/nov/22/lotfi-raissi-algerian-pilot-case> 10 May 2014.
Bagleysupra note 192 at 73; Joshua H. Warmund ‘Removing Drug Lords and Street Pushers: The Extradition of Nationals in Colombia and the Dominican Republic’ 22 Fordham International Law Journal 5 (1988) 2373.