Costa Rican Court Invalidates Extradition

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Monday, February 1, 1993
Author: 
Maureen Walsh
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
2
57
Abstract: 
On January 12, 1993, the Constitutional Court of Costa Rica invalidated Costa Rica’s 1982 Extradition Treaty with the United States. The invalidation occurred when the Court accepted a habeas corpus appeal from a United States citizen. In Resolution No. 123, the Court ruled not to apply the Extradition Treaty to the case. Several extradition requests pending in Costa Rica involve alleged drug traffickers…[more]