Committee
Economic and Social Council 2nd Commission (Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice)
Country
Israel

Author

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DELEGATION: Israel

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL COMMISSION- CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

QUESTION OF: Measures to ensure a worldwide extradition system

One of the legal and ethical dilemmas Israel has suffered throughout history, as a sovereign nation in an international community has been the question of extradition. Relentless threats to ensure national security in all member states make it crucial to impose effective security measures. Israel appreciates the exertion enforced to ensure security in the international community as a whole, however it believes that domestic security is imperative and therefore does not support the ensuring of a worldwide extradition system.

Israel is signatory to one multilateral extradition treaty, the European Convention on Extradition, adopted 13 December 1957, and having signed in September 1967, which considers that the acceptance of uniform rules with regard to extradition is likely to assist in the work towards unification. However, Israel adopted and applied the Offenses Committed Abroad Act in 1978, ensuring the security of its residents acknowledging that Israeli citizens are the state’s priority. The Extradition Act classifies Israeli citizens into two categories: Israeli citizens who are residents of Israel at the time an extradition request is made and those who are not residents at ...