Europa Law Publishing

en / nl

Extradition Law and Practice

Extradition Law and Practice

Concept and Famous Cases

Just published!

€ 49,-
  • Auteur(s):
  • Stefano Maffei
  • Jaartal:
  • 2019
  • Taal:
  • engels
  • Afmetingen:
  • 16x24 cm
  • Pagina's:
  • 162
  • ISBN:
  • 9789089522078
  • ISBN E-boek:
  • 9789089522092
  • Uitvoering:
  • Paperback
  • NUR:
  • 824
Direct bestellen


Although international extradition is a neglected subject in the curriculum of legal studies all over the world, the surrender of persons sought through extradition continues to be the most significant form of mutual assistance in criminal matters between sovereign states. This book provides a concise and clear description of extradition law and procedure based on a number of key principles and concepts (double criminality, rule of speciality, assurances) drawn from domestic extradition statutes, bilateral and multilateral treaties. It then outlines 35 notable extradition cases, in which the persons sought fought against the extradition requests by invoking certain grounds of refusal (human rights violations, unfairness of trial in the requesting country, passage of time, etc). For each of these cases, an outline of the facts, the outcome of the case and the legal arguments of the parties is provided.

The book is ideal for legal practitioners who wish to familiarise with the law and practice of extradition litigation around the world and to learn about the best available strategies to effectively assist clients in extradition cases.

About the author
Stefano Maffei is a lecturer in Criminal procedure at the University of Parma (Italy). A former Fulbright Scholar at Temple Law School (Philadelphia, USA), Dr. Maffei holds a doctorate from Oxford University and authored numerous publications in the area of comparative procedure and evidence. Dr Maffei has served on several occasions as an expert witness in international extradition cases.