Extradition is the process of being arrested in one country and transferred to another country for the purpose of facing criminal prosecution. Extradition operates at both international and domestic level.

Australian Law for Extradition:

  • Extradition Act 1988 (CTH)

Extradition occurs in the following circumstances:

  • When a person flees another country/ their home country to Australia; or
  • When an Australian flees to another country

Australian extradition obligation is with the following countries

BelgiumGreeceSouth Korea
BrazilHong Kong SAR (but not China)Latvia
British Virgin IslandsCambodiaJapan
Cayman IslandsIndiaIsrael

Are you or someone you know being extradited?

Call Criminal Lawyers Sydney anytime on (02) 9152 8619 to arrange a free first conference with an experienced extradition lawyer who will review the allegations and advise you of your options and the best way forward.