This Comment examines the court's use of the political offense exception to extradition to find that fugitive Provisional Irish Republican Army members discovered in the United States are not extraditable to the United Kingdom. The author argues that the recent ratification of a supplementary extradition treaty with the United Kingdom virtually eliminates the political offense exception between the two countries. The author further argues that this treaty is contrary to the long-standing history and purpose of extradition and the political offense exception and presents a proposal for legislative reform.
The Turning Point Approaches: The Political Offense Exception to Extradition,
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