Blog Posts: Extradition

Could Zimbabwe extradite the hunter who shot Cecil?

Conservation groups have called for a Minnesota dentist to be federally prosecuted for tracking and killing one of southern Africa's best-known lions last month. That doesn't seem likely to happen, but he could face a years-long extradition battle and poaching charges in Zimbabwe.

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No Comments | Posted by Christopher R. Bagley (Chris) on Mon. August 3, 2015 3:10 PM
Categories: Africa, Conservation, Environmental, Extradition, International Law, Zimbabwe

History of United States' Extraditions Sheds Light on Knox's Prospects

A long-awaited verdict for American citizen Amanda Knox is expected from Italy’s highest court as soon as January 30, 2014. Knox was arrested in 2007 following the grisly murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted and sentenced to 26 and 25 years imprisonment respectively. In 2009, Rudy Guede, who chose a fast-track trial, was also convicted for his involvement in Kercher’s murder and subsequently sentenced to 16 years imprisonment. Knox and Sollecito spent more than 3 years in prison before their release in October 2011 following the Italian appellate court’s reversal of both their convictions. The Italian Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Knox and Sollecito in March 2013.

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1 Comment | Posted by Brighton Nicole Haslett on Mon. January 27, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Extradition, Italy

The Curious Case of Edward Snowden

During the summer of 2013, the world was captivated by the story of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Currently living in Moscow on a temporary grant of asylum, Snowden has charged the Obama Administration with two related violations of international law: (1) that it interfered with his right to seek asylum; and (2) that by revoking his passport, it had made him stateless.

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No Comments | Posted by Christian Howard Brill on Wed. December 4, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Extradition, International Human Rights, Refugees/Asylum

From Madrid to D.C.: Could an American Court Invoke Universal Jurisdiction to Try Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad for War Crimes

The arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was based on a rarely invoked legal principal that empowers national courts to prosecute serious violations of international law regardless of where the alleged crime was committed or by whom.

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No Comments | Posted by Munashe Magarira on Sun. March 24, 2013 11:11 PM
Categories: Extradition, International Human Rights

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