Extradition concerns the official surrender of an alleged offender from justice, regardless of his or her consent, by the authorities of the State of residence to the authorities of another State for the purpose of criminal prosecution or the execution of a sentence. An extradition invariably takes place pursuant to a treaty under public international law. When properly understood, the relevant treaty can impact positively the interests of the individual concerned. Extraditions are, however, frequently hampered by political considerations, such that extradition is now one of the most cumbersome aspects of international relations.
Lindeborg’s lawyers include a former Minister of Justice and lawyers with experience in the diplomatic sector. Lindeborg is, therefore, well-placed to advise on this highly-politicised area of public international law.
Extradition cases also raise multi-jurisdictional issues that require an understanding of, and experience in handling, various legal systems. Lindeborg regularly guides and manages local counsel in ensuring compliance with States’ public international law obligations.
Finally, where domestic law fails to provide an effective remedy, Lindeborg may ‘internationalise’ clients’ cases before human rights bodies, including the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.