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Quiz 11

Instructions: For multiple-choice questions, circle the appropriate letter (e.g., "a", "b", "c", etc.). For true-false questions, circle "True" or "False."

  1. Which of the following best describes an official agreement between countries concluded for the purpose of gathering and exchanging information on criminal justice matters, such as evidence, witness testimonies, and other relevant information.

a) Asset recovery initiative

b) Mutual legal assistance treaty

c) Cooperative pact

d) Extradition request

  1. The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime overrides any existing mutual legal assistance treaty.



  1. The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime devotes considerable efforts to encourage countries to modify their legal traditions and evidentiary processes in order to improve international cooperation.



  1. States parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime may not decline a mutual legal assistance request on the ground of bank secrecy.



  1. Mutual assistance between countries in criminal justice matters _________. (fill in the blank)

a) Is regulated in various bilateral and multilateral treaties

b) Is limited to the extradition of convicted criminals

c) Is prohibited in cases of serious offenses

d) All of the above

  1. What is the meaning of the principle of international law known as aut dedere aut judicare?

a) Not to extradite its own nationals

b) To extradite or prosecute

c) When several laws govern the same factual situation, a law governing a specific subject matter overrides a law which only governs general matters

d) All of the above

  1. Many countries will not extradite persons charged with treason or espionage. What principle of extradition can explain this behaviour?

a) Double criminality

b) The rule of specialty

c) The political offence exception

d) Non-transfer of convicted spies

  1. One of the conditions of extradition states that a suspect can be extradited from one country to stand trial for breaking a second country's laws only when a similar law exists in the extraditing country. What is this condition called?

a) Double (or dual) criminality

b) The rule of specialty

c) Danger of unfair trial or persecution exception

d) Transfer of convicted persons

  1. According to the "double jeopardy" principle (or ne bis in idem), there is no obligation to extradite a person if that person _______. (fill in the blank)

a) Pledges to live a law-abiding life in the requested country

b) Had previously been hiding in a third country

c) Has already been prosecuted in respect of the offense for which the extradition is requested

d) All of the above

  1. Under international law the extradition of a suspected offender may be refused by the requested State if _________. (fill in the blank)

a) The suspect is a citizen of the requested country

b) The requested country can invoke the political offence exception

c) The requesting country has low standards of fairness of the criminal justice system

d) All of the above

[Answer key: 1. b; 2. false; 3. false; 4. true; 5.a; 6. b; 7. c; 8. a; 9. c; 10. d]