Extradition is a word that we find on the front pages of newspapers every now and then. A quick Google search for headlines will reveal the following results:

  1. Murder suspect extradited to Victoria
  2. Suspect in 1990 UA prof. murder extradited from Canada
  3. Ex-dictator Noriega’s extradition to Panama imminent.

In each of the above sentences, the person is being sent to another land or at least it being thought of sending the person to another state or country. But who are these people who are being transported? These people are basically accused of doing some or the other wrongdoing in the land they are being exported to. So all extradition means is to be exported to a place you do want to be exported to. Or we can call it export of the legal kind.

The dictionary definitions for Extradition are as follows:
1. The surrender of an accused/fugitive (someone who is sought by law) to the jurisdiction of another state, country, or government for trial. (In layman terms, when a country/govt./state sends a criminal from its own to another where he has committed the crime.)

The following is an extract used for educational purposes:  ‘Richard O’Dwyer, 23, a computer science undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University, is accused of criminal copyright infringement by US authorities. The case comes amid deepening concern over Britain’s extradition treaty with the United States, which allows suspects to be handed over without the courts considering the evidence. A Home Office review was started in September in response to the outcry over the attempted extradition of Gary McKinnon, a computer expert with Asperger’s syndrome who hacked into Pentagon systems to look for UFO technology.’

Read further on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8579936/Student-faces-extradition-to-US-over-TV-website.html

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