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  1. Alex Macfie
    Alex Macfie November 29, 2012 at 7:42 am | | Reply

    I think you worry a little too much about the “extradition” clause. Country A will only honour an extradition request by country B if the act alleged by country B is also illegal in country A. This is called the dual criminality principle, and it is fundamental to the way extradition works. So the US and EU (for example) are most unlikely to honour extradition requests from Uganda over charges of “aggravated homosexuality” simply because this cannot be construed as a crime in those places. Indeed, such a request would make it less likely that they would be returned home: for any gay expatriate Ugandan national under threat of deportation to their home country, the very existence of an extradition request could be used as evidence of a well-founded fear of persecution should they be deported.

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