Extradition between Canada and Italy.

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Extradition between Canada and Italy.









The bilateral treaty on extradition between Canada and Italy was signed in Rome on January 13, 2005 and entered into force in 2008. 

According to the provisions of the treaty, each State Party undertakes to deliver to the other any person who is wanted or has been punished by the competent authority of the other party, for any of the offenses listed in the treaty. 

The requested State is not obliged to grant extradition in relation to offenses committed outside the territory of the requesting State, except in cases where it can claim a similar jurisdiction for crimes committed outside its territory. 

Extradition shall be granted in respect of any offense for which extradition may be granted according to the legislation of the Contracting Parties and, in particular, for the offenses indicated in the reaty, provided the act or omission is an offense punishable by the laws of both Contracting Parties. Extradition shall also be granted in the event of an attempt or competition in the commission of an offense indicated in the treaty.

Extradition shall be granted only in respect of offenses for which, under the laws of both Contracting Parties, may be imposed a sentence of two years of prison or a more serious penalty.

Extradition shall not be granted if:

- the requested State considers the offense as an offense of a political nature or the requested State considers that the request for extradition has been made for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing the person sought for reasons of race, religion, nationality or opinions policies;
- the offense was committed on the territory of the requested State, unless the competent authorities of that State decide not to take legal action against the sought person;
- the requested person is, or has been, the subject of investigation or judgment in the requested State for the offense for which extradition is sought;
- the offense for which extradition is requested is considered by the requested State only a breach of military law;
- the offense for which extradition is sought is punishable by death under the laws of the requesting State and the laws of the requested State do not provide for the offense in question such penalty, unless the requesting State gives guarantees not to impose the death penalty. 

The offenses for which extradition may be requested, are:
murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide;
personal injury;
illegal abortion;
kidnapping in all its forms;
rape, indecent assault, incest, bigamy;
offenses against the laws on prostitution;
lack of care or abandonment of a minor, when the minor suffers a damage;
robbery, theft, burglary, aggravated burglary, embezzlement, extortion;
receiving stolen property;
manufacture or supply of false documents, including the use
offenses relating to counterfeit coin;
false oath, perjury, subornation of a witness;
tax evasion;
offenses relating to bribery of a public official;
fraudulent bankruptcy;
offenses against the laws relating to firearms, explosives, incendiary devices, nuclear substances or other weapons;
offenses against the laws relating to securities transactions.

Please see also:

The member countries of the European Convention on Extradition

Extradition from Italy

What to do if you are arrested in Italy

Drug laws in Italy

Production, trafficking and illegal possession of drugs or psychotropic substances in Italy

English speaking lawyers in Italy

Italian lawyers for U.S. citizens in Italy

Italian lawyers for Canadian citizens in Italy

Italian lawyers for Australians in Italy

For more information, please contact Criminal Lawyers in Rome