Kai I. Rebane


This Note argues that nations, in their zeal to prosecute terrorists and pursue fugitives, are trampling on the same fundamental human rights they espouse in the international forum. Part I traces the history of extradition and its safeguards. Part II analyzes problems in modern extradition law and explores the arguments for and against the development of an international standard. Part III argues that current extradition practices violate international law and proposes that an International Criminal Court be established to provide a neutral forum for extradition hearings that will protect rights established by international law. This Note concludes that extradition procedures conflict with international human rights and that only an International Criminal Court can guarantee that individual rights are respected.