|Name:||Extradition Act, 2003 (No. 7 of 2003).|
|Subject(s):||Criminal and penal law|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Act on-line PacLII, University of the South Pacific 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.