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1993 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers

Grand Baie, Mauritius, 15–19 November 1993: Memoranda Part 1

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Memoranda of meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials held in Grand Baie, Mauritius, 15-19 November 1993.

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LMM(93)48 Recent Developments in Extradition

A Paper submitted by Canada

Extradition as we know it today is itself a relatively recent development, dating back only to the latter part of the eighteenth century. It arose at least partly because the development of modem methods of transportation made it much easier for individuals to avoid prosecution by fleeing the jurisdiction in which they had committed an offence. Britain came relatively late to comprehensive extradition legislation.

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