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Title: Reform of the Extradition Laws of the United States - Hearings Before the House Committee on the Judiciary on HR 2643, April 28 and May 5, 1983
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 422
Sponsoring Agency: US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These two House of Representatives subcommittee hearings held in 1983 focused on H.R. 2643, a bill which would reform the extradition laws of the United States to deal with the extradition of persons to foreign countries.
Abstract: Speakers included representatives of the Department of Justice and the Department of State, law professors, a representative of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a representative of the Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights. Written materials came from these speakers, the secretary of the American Bar Association, attorneys, a law professor, and a magistrate. The proposed law was praised for clarifying the matters that must be set forth in a complaint, authorizing the appointment of counsel for someone sought for extradition, and allowing both sides to appeal adverse lower court rulings. The definition of a political offense, for which extradition would not be provided, and the procedures surrounding this issue were a source of concern and extensive discussion. A table shows the granting of bail to fugitives arrested in the United States for extradition to foreign countries from 1980-82.
Index Term(s): Federal Code; International extradition; Law reform; Political offender nonextradition; Symbolic interaction theory
Note: Serial number 58.
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