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Title:The Commonwealth Extradition Scheme and Law Commission Working Paper 56
Author:Botha, NevilleISNI
Periodical:South African Yearbook of International Law
Geographic terms:world
South Africa
Abstract:South Africa was readmitted to the Commonwealth on 20 July 1994. This article compares the Commonwealth Extradition Scheme and South Africa's extradition dealings. Early in 1995 the South African Law Commission released Working Paper 56 dealing with international cooperation in the prosecution of crime. Its final chapter deals with extradition. The article first considers the Commonwealth Extradition Scheme. Because this scheme sets out how a Commonwealth State's municipal extradition legislation should be framed, the article goes on to examine in what respects South Africa's Extradition Act 67 of 1962 fails to meet the Commonwealth scheme's requirements. Finally, it looks at the proposals of the Law Commission. It shows that in its present form the South African Act is not entirely up to meeting the new demands placed on South Africa. The most pressing demand is the establishment of a workable system with the Commonwealth. Notes, ref.