oa Codicillus - Private law : from the law reports
|Article Title||Private law : from the law reports|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Author||Joseph Mnguni, Madelene De Jong and Sandra Ferreira|
|Publication Date||Oct 2003|
|Pages||124 - 129|
It was held that the certificate issued by the requesting state was conclusive solely with regard to a question of foreign law. The enquiry by the magistrate did not constitute a trial in which the accused's guilt or innocence was determined. It was held that the extradition proceeding was sui generis and that the Act was in essence regulating the exercise of a sovereign state's power.
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