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Appendix 8 - Extradition and mutual assistance

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International transfer of prisoners

Table A8.1: International transfer of prisoners

  2010-11 2011-12
Applications made to transfer from Australia 36 25
Applications made to transfer to Australia 17 20

 

Extradition matters dealt with in 2011-12 or continuing at 30 June 2012

Table A8.2: Extradition requests made by Australia

  2011-12
Requests carried forward 37
New requests made 14
Requests granted 9
Requests withdrawn 2
Requests refused 0
Requests otherwise finalised* 3
Requests continuing 37

 

* Requests otherwise finalised includes requests where the suspect is believed to have left the jurisdiction to which the request was made, and deportation cases.

Table A8.3: Australian extradition requests granted

Country Number
Germany 1
India 2
Mexico 1
South Africa 1
Thailand 2
United States 2

 

Table A8.4: Citizenship of people surrendered to Australia

Country Number
Australia* 5
France* 1
India 2
United Kingdom 1
United States 1

 

* One person was a dual Australian-French national

Table A8.5: Major categories of offences for which people were surrendered

Offence Number
Child sex offences 1
Drugs 3
Assault and other offences against the person 2
Murder and attempted murder 1
Foreign bribery 1
Culpable driving 1

 

Table A8.6: Extradition requests made to Australia

  2011-12
Requests carried forward 57
New requests received 22
Requests granted 10
Requests withdrawn 2
Requests refused by the Attorney-General 1
Requests refused by the courts 0
Requests otherwise finalised* 14
Requests continuing 52

 

* Requests otherwise finalised includes requests in which extradition proceedings were not initiated, requests where the suspect was not located in, or had left, the country and requests returned to the foreign country for further information and not pursued.

Table A8.7: Extradition requests granted by Australia

Country Number
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 1
Indonesia 1
Ireland 1
United Kingdom 6
United States 1

 

Table A8.8: Citizenship of people surrendered by Australia

Country Number
Australia 5
China (Hong Kong SAR) 1
Ecuador* 1
United Kingdom* 3
United States 1

 

* One person was a dual United Kingdom-Ecuadorian national

Table A8.9: Major categories of offences for which people were surrendered

Offence Number
Child sex and child exploitation offences 4
Drugs 1
Theft and/or fraud 3
Corruption 1
Culpable driving 1

 

Note: Extradition requests vary considerably in complexity and the time it takes to resolve them. The time taken to resolve an extradition request can vary from a few years, if a fugitive wishes to contest extradition and exercise all rights of review and appeal, to a few months if a fugitive consents to extradition.

Mutual assistance matters dealt with in 2011-12 or continuing at 30 June 2012

Table A8.10: Mutual assistance in criminal matters requests made by Australia

  2011-12
Requests carried forward 257
New requests made/requests reopened 263
Requests finalised 225
Requests continuing 295

 

Table A8.11: Mutual assistance in criminal matters requests made to Australia

  2011-12
Requests carried forward 151
New requests received/requests reopened 387
Requests finalised 391
Requests refused 1
Requests continuing 146

Comparative statistics for extradition and mutual assistance cases, 2005-06 to 2011-12

Figure A8.1: Extradition requests made by Australia, 2005-06 to 2011-12

Figure A8.1: Extradition requests made by Australia, 2005–06 to 2011–12 

Note: Requests otherwise finalised includes requests withdrawn

Figure A8.2: Extradition requests made to Australia, 2005-06 to 2011-12

Figure A8.2: Extradition requests made to Australia, 2005–06 to 2011–12 

Note: Requests otherwise finalised includes requests withdrawn

Figure A8.3: Mutual assistance requests made by Australia, 2005-06 to 2011-12

Figure A8.3: Mutual assistance requests made by Australia, 2005–06 to 2011–12 

Note: There were no requests refused.

Figure A8.4: Mutual assistance requests made to Australia, 2005-06 to 2011-12

Figure A8.4: Mutual assistance requests made to Australia, 2005–06 to 2011–12 

Note: There was one request refused in 2009-10 and one refused in 2011-12

Extradition - Additional reporting

Australia has not extradited any permanent residents in the report period.

Australian authorities have not noted in the reporting period any breaches of substantive obligations contained in bilateral extradition treaties.

International war crimes

Australia received three mutual assistance requests from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Australia received two mutual assistance requests from the International Criminal Court.

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