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Review and assessment questions

a) What bases can national courts use to establish jurisdiction over crimes of international concern?

b) Provide examples of what kind of mutual legal assistance countries may provide.

c) What are the major barriers to successful mutual legal assistance?

d) What are the functions of the Model Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance?

e) How is the transfer of sentenced persons different from extradition and deportation?

f) What is extradition and how is it dealt with under international law? What rule is it given in the Organized Crime Convention?

g) What are the benefits of extradition? Under what conditions may a country refuse an extradition request?

h) Explain the principle of double (dual) criminality and how it constitutes a challenge to international cooperation against transnational organized crime.

i) What is the rationale behind countries' participation in the transfer of criminal proceedings?