Draft law fa­cil­i­tates trans­fer of crim­i­nals

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

A draft law that clar­i­fies con­di­tions and pro­ce­dures for trans­fer­ring crim­i­nals be­tween China and other coun­tries will fa­cil­i­tate in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion in fight­ing transna­tional crime and graft, law­mak­ers and ex­perts said. The draft law on in­ter­na­tional crim­i­nal ju­di­cial as­sis­tance, was sub­mit­ted to the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress, the coun­try’s top leg­is­la­ture, for sec­ond read­ing on Oct 22. It in­cludes a new chap­ter on the trans­fer of crim­i­nal con­victs and stip­u­lates that a for­eign coun­try can make a re­quest to China on the trans­fer of its cit­i­zens who have been con­victed of crimes in China. The trans­fer will get a green light if the con­vict’s of­fense also con­sti­tutes a crime in the home coun­try, if the ver­dict in China has taken ef­fect and if the con­vict gives writ­ten con­sent for the trans­fer, un­der the draft law.

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