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NCJ Number: 159662 Find in a Library
Title: International Cooperation in the Extradition of Fugitives From Singapore to Foreign States and Declared Commonwealth Countries (From Resource Material Series No. 46, P 152-160, 1995, Kunihiro Horiuchi, ed. -- See NCJ-159652)
Author(s): M H B Abdul Majid
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Tokyo, Japan
Sale Source: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
26-1 Harumi-Cho, Fuchu
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: After a description of Singapore law on the international extradition of fugitives, this paper discusses the requirements of an extraditable crime, the practice and procedure of the courts in extradition proceedings, and the consequences of extradition.
Abstract: The Extradition Act, Chapter 103 of the Statutes of the Republic of Singapore, deals with the extradition of fugitives to and from declared Commonwealth countries, foreign states, and Malaysia. This paper addresses only extradition to declared Commonwealth countries and foreign states. The author lists the countries to which Singapore's extradition law applies. The elements of extradition treaties with other countries are also listed, as are some 30 offenses that are extraditable under Singapore law. An overview of the practice and procedure of the courts in extradition proceedings describes the issuance of the warrant of apprehension, procedure after issuance, and a hearing for the purposes of committal. In discussing the consequences or effects of extradition, the paper considers the delivery of the fugitive by the state and his return to the place of trial, trial for other offenses, the apportionment of expenses in connection with the extradition, and articles in the possession of the fugitive at the time of apprehension that may be used as evidence. A chart shows the extradition process.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Foreign laws; International cooperation; International extradition; Singapore
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