Draft law facilitates transfer of criminals
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.