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NCJ Number: 99333 Find in a Library
Title: International Cooperation in Criminal Justice Administration Summary Report of the Rapporteur
Journal: UNAFEI Resource Material Series  Issue:26  Dated:(December 1984)  Pages:78-97
Author(s): O B Dahwan
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 20
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: These reports summarize four seminars on topics related to international cooperation in criminal justice administration: international crime and the criminal justice system, international assistance in investigation and adjudication, extradition, and the transfer and exchange of prisoners.
Abstract: The session on crimes and the justice system noted the rapid technological advances and the significant increases in crime in both developed and developing countries. Of particular note were commercial crime and drug trafficking and abuse. Recommended changes were increased exchanges of information, assistance in investigations, improved treaties dealing with extradition, and the establishment of an international criminal court. The session on investigation and adjudication noted the variations in domestic legislation and in informal and formal cooperation across national borders. The potential expansion of the role of ICPO-INTERPOL in dealing with specific international crimes was also considered. The session on extradition focused on the existing principles under which extradition operates: double criminality, specificity of the crime involved, adequacy of evidence, extradition of nationals, extradition for political offenses, and extraditable offenses. Participants agreed on the need for a worldwide convention on extradition. The session on the transfer and exchange of prisoners noted the newness of this concept and the small number of treaties regarding it. Participants unanimously recommended the establishment of United Nations conventions for the transfer and exchange of prisoners, rules for standard minimum treatment of foreign prisoners, and an internationally acceptable principle for the implementation of foreign sentences for fugitive offenders and conditionally released offenders.
Index Term(s): International agreements; International cooperation; International crime statistics; International extradition; International inmate exchanges
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