International Extradition: United States Law & Practice

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9780195323177: International Extradition: United States Law & Practice

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of extradition to and from the United States, while making critical, theoretical and practical evaluations of these aspects and proposing alternatives. The rights of individuals, balancing of states interests, and preservation of world order within the Rule of Law form the conceptual framework of this book. The focus within U.S. practice explores the essentials involved in the executive branches treaty-making power, as implemented through its foreign relations practice and as scrutinized by the judiciary.

Updates to the Fifth Edition include:
· Due Process as it relates to Extraordinary Rendition: Gitmo
· Due Process as it relates to Abu Ghraib, torture, the war in the Middle East
· The issue of Globalization
· Updated and more comprehensive finding tools

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About the Author:


M. Cherif Bassiouni is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law and President of the International Human Rights Law Institute. He is also President of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, Italy, as well as the Honorary President of the International Association of Penal Law (President 1989-2004), based in Paris, France.

He has served the United Nations in a number of capacities, including as: Member and then Chairman of the Security Council's Commission to Investigate War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia (1992-94); Commission on Human Rights' Independent Expert on The Rights to Restitution, Compensation and Rehabilitation for Victims of Grave Violations of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1998-2000); Vice-Chairman of the General Assembly's Ad Hoc Committee on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (1995); and Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the 1998 Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. In 2004, he was appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan.

In 1999, Professor Bassiouni was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court. . He has received the following medals: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (Commander), Federal Republic of Germany (2003); Legion dHonneur (Officier), Republic of France (2003); Order of Lincoln of Illinois, United States of America (2001); Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Republic of Austria (1990); Order of Sciences (First Class), Arab Republic of Egypt (1984); Order of Merit (GrandUfficiale), Republic of Italy (1977), and Order of Military Valor (First Class), Arab Republic of Egypt (1956).. He has also received numerous academic and civic awards, including the Special Award of the Council of Europe (1990); the Defender of Democracy Award, Parliamentarians for Global Action (1998) The Adlai Stevenson Award of the United Nations Association (1993); and the Saint Vincent DePaul Humanitarian Award (2000).

Professor Bassiouni is the author of 27 and editor of 44 books, and the author of 217 articles on a wide range of legal issues, including international criminal law, comparative criminal law, and international human rights law. His publications have appeared in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Spanish. Some of these publications have been cited by the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the United States Supreme Court, as well as by several United States Appellate and Federal District Courts, and also by several State Supreme Courts.

Review:

Reviews for previous editions: "An important (book) because the author is clearly the leading force in international criminal law. The strength of the book is its excellent policy cases and analyses as well as its many annotations. An important guide for the legal profession to understand a complex area of the law." --BruceZagaris, International Legal Practitioner"This author needs no introduction to anyone versed in international law. The focus is on US practice but is not limited to just US sources for assessing the validity of executive action. Thus, one may glean a useful perspective of not only US practice ...but also expectations arising under International Humanitarian Law as well Any school contemplating an expansion in its international curriculum should consider offering an extradition elective conveniently premised on this coursebook. Practitioners would do well to include this text in their library of authoritative resources."--ASIL newsletter

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