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The Hong Kong Extradition Treaty halted with Canada, Australia, UK

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    29th Jul, 2020
  • China announced the suspension of extradition treaties of Hong Kong with Canada, Britain and Australia.
  • China has brought the suspension under its New Security Law in Hong Kong. According to the law, China gained control over external affairs and defence of Hong Kong.
  • Extradition is an act under which a jurisdiction delivers a person convicted or accused of committing crime in another jurisdiction.
    • It is a cooperative law enforcement process that depends on the arrangements made between the respective countries.
  • India has no Extradition treaty with China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan and Maldives.
    • On the other hand, India has extradition treaties with Canada, USA, Britain, Australia and Italy.
    • It is the policy of Government of India to sign as many as possible extradition treaties to make sure the fugitive criminals are extradited to face trials in India
  • A Fugitive is a person who flees a country to escape government arrest, non-governmental questioning and refuses to return back.

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