n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - The role of the magistrates in South Africa in extradition and "surrender" proceedings : aantekeninge

Volume 2008, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



Extradition is the delivery of an accused or a convicted individual to the state where he is accused of, or has been convicted of, a crime, by the state on whose territory he happens for the time to be. No such rule forms part of customary international law. Before the eighteenth century, extradition of ordinary criminals hardly ever occurred. Many states did however surrender to each other political fugitives, heretics and immigrants voluntarily or in consequence of special treaties.

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