Extradition - fight itExtradition from the UK or from any country can be a taxing and harrowing experience. With different countries having different treaties with each other citizens can find their human and legal rights being tore apart.
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The general feeling in international law is that a state has no obligation to surrender an alleged criminal to a foreign state, as one principle of sovereignty is that every state has legal authority over the people inside its borders. Such lack of international obligation and the need for the right to demand such criminals from other nations, have caused a web of extradition treaties or agreements to evolve. When no applicable extradition treaty is in place, a sovereign can still ask for the removal or lawful return of an individual pursuant to the requested state’s domestic law. This can be achieved through the immigration laws of the requested state or other facets of the requested state’s domestic law.
Similarly, the codes of penal procedure in many countries contain provisions allowing for extradition to take place where there is no extradition agreement. Sovereigns may, therefore, still ask for the expulsion or lawful return of an escapee from the territory of a requested state in the absence of an extradition treaty.
No country in the world has an extradition treaty with all other countries. For example, America lacks extradition treaties with Russia, the People's Republic of China, Namibia, the United Arab Emirates, North Korea, Bahrain, and many other nations.