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Justice Denied? The Adjudication Of Extradition Applications, Ann Powers Jan 2002

Justice Denied? The Adjudication Of Extradition Applications, Ann Powers

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

This article was prompted when a well-regarded LL.M. candidate at Pace Law School's Center for Environmental Legal Studies was arrested and subjected to extradition proceedings. Faculty, staff, and students became embroiled in efforts, ultimately successful, to challenge the extradition request. In doing so, they confronted the substantive and procedural barriers faced by an accused in current extradition processes and the significant potential for human rights abuses. Thus, this article, which analyzes current extradition law, updates what has been a slowly developing area of the law and proposes changes to address some of the shortfalls. Part II presents a brief history …