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Name: Extradition Act, 2003 (No. 7 of 2003).
Country: Kiribati
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-12-19
Entry into force:
ISN: KIR-2003-L-84061
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line PacLII, University of the South Pacific PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-07-06)
Abstract/Citation: This Act is based on a Model Extradition Law developed to assist in providing a uniform approach to extradition among Pacific Island countries. The principles on which the Model Law was based were endorsed at the 1995 Pre-Forum Officials Committee meeting, and the Model Law was tabled at the 1999 Pacific Island Law Officers Meeting in Madang. Kiribati was present at both meetings.

This Act has a number of purposes:
(a) to modernise the extradition law of Kiribati in line with developments in global extradition practice;
(b) to reflect developments in the Commonwealth London Scheme for the Rendition of Fugitive Offenders and the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the United Nations Model treaty on Extradition;
(c) to facilitate the surrender by Kiribati of persons wanted in another country to stand trial for, or serve a sentence imposed for, an offence committed in that country;
(d) to facilitate the making of requests to other countries for the surrender of persons wanted in Kiribati to stand trial for, or serve a sentence imposed for, an offence committed in Kiribati.

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