oa News and Views for Magistrates - What would you do?



Extracted from text ... 3 What would you do? By Anashri Pillay Public Law Department, UCT The respondent (before the Constitutional Court) had been convicted before a Canadian court on a charge of having sexual assaulted a young girl in Ontario. Prior to his sentencing, he fled the country and was traced to South Africa. The Canadian court then sentenced him in his absence. Canadian authorities requested his extradition from South Africa to serve this sentence. Section 10 of the Extradition Act 67 of 1962 provides: If upon consideration of the evidence adduced at the enquiry referred to in section 9 (4) (a) and ..


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