Protocol on Extradition (2002)

Date Signed

The SADC Protocol on Extradition was signed with the intention to reduce the crime levels by enabling Member States to extradite to the other, any person within its jurisdiction who is wanted for prosecution or the imposition or enforcement of a sentence in the requesting Member State.

The Protocol outlines extraditable offences as well as procedures to be followed to allow for this process to begin. By signing the Protocol Member States have agreed to speedy response and cooperation to assist the prevention of crime and eliminates threats to security of Member states by mutual assistance on matters of extradition.