Author: G.M. Mothinath, Student at Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science (SIMATS), Chennai.
Extradition is intended to bring an end to the era when criminals would have a sunny haven anywhere in the world. This paper examined its rationale, nature, principles, and practices and conceptual framework. This paper also examined selected statistics, dynamics, and politics of extradition and ends with concluding remarks. The aim of this paper is to emphasize the importance of extradition as a potent weapon to reduce impunity by ensuring that there is no safe haven for dictators, tyrants, cruel rulers, and common criminals. The research method used is an empirical research method, and the sampling method was simple random sampling. The sample size used was 200. The statistics of the research paper are graphs. The finding of the research is that extradition can only be effective if states demonstrate genuine will-power and down-play politics in extradition matters. Crime will be reduced if criminals know that they will be fished out.
Keywords: Extradition, Fugitive, Double Criminality, Specialty, Federation, Conceptual Framework, Repatriation, Statistics.