Friday, June 21, 2013

Thailand Extradition Law

In recent years the ability for criminals to disappear in Thailand has become considerably more difficult, with foreign governments and agencies basing law enforcement agents in country and the increasing number of extradition treaties Thailand now holds with other countries - Thailand currently has extradition treaties with 14 countries. Thailand Extradition Law is presently stronger and tougher than it has ever been. 

This video by Chaninat & Leeds law firm discusses extradition cases including the infamous Vicktor Bout case.  

It is also possible to expedite proceedings through The Immigration Act of Thailand. 

Commonly, individuals who are at risk of extradition proceedings are those who have committed a severe crime for which they are liable to imprisonment of at least one year or a crime punishable by death.  However, depending on the provisions provided in each individual extradition treaty that Thailand has signed with a foreign country, other offenses of a smaller scale may also be applicable to extradition to a certain country. 

Watch the video here:

Relevant Documents: Thailand-US Extradition Agreement 

Relevant Articles: Prominent Extradition Cases in Thailand - Snaring Minor Offenders to Big-Time Crooks

                                    First-ever Brit Extradited to Thailand 

                                    Extradition in the News

 Flickr credit: Jacksoncam

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