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VI.2.1.2 Protection against Extradition

Main Debate
To what extent does the regional practice in Latin America apply international principles concerning the extradition of asylum seekers and refugees?

Main Point
Comparison between protection against extradition and asylum granted to refugees

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Precautionary Measures
Precautionary measures, 27 October 1999, in order that the government of Argentina refrains from extraditing a Peruvian citizen to his country of origin, in connection with political reasons, while his asylum claim is being assessed

Convention on Extradition, 26 December 1933, Arts 3 and 17.
Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, 3 June 2002, AG/RES. 1840 (XXXII-O/02), Art. 13.
Inter-American Convention on Extradition, 25 February 1981, OAS Treaty Series No. 60.
Treaty on International Penal Law, 23 January 1889.

General Assembly of the Organisation of American States

Resolution AG/RES. 2249 (XXXVI-O/06), 2006. Extradition of and denial of safe haven to terrorists: mechanisms for cooperation in the fight against terrorism

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