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Extradition

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Extradition is a latin tetm for ex tradition meaning 'to give up'.

  • According to International Law, Extradition is the delivery of a criminal or fugitive from justice from one country to another on sufficient grounds shown.
  • Oppenheim: States have always upheld their right to grant asylum to foreign individuals as an inference from their territorial supremacy, those cases excepted of course, which fall under stipulations of special extradition treaties, if any. There is, therefore, no universal rule of customary international law in existence which imposes the duty of extradition.