Extradition Treaty Law and Procedure – Part 9

Relevance on the Place Where the Offense was Committed

Statutorily, the issuance of a warrant of apprehension is limited to instances where the complaint charges the individual sought with committing the alleged crime while within the jurisdiction of the requesting country. This narrow approach, however, has been questioned by several United States courts now willing to expand the interpretation of jurisdiction to take into account the nationality of the offender, the nationality of the victim, the place where the offense is intended to have its primary effect, and the protection of a particular governmental interest. Since the 1960s, most United States treaties have expanded the interpretation of jurisdiction to include the same.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN List Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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