China's lawmakers begin review of extradition treaty with Indonesia

20:11, April 26, 2010      

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Chinese lawmakers began to review an extradition treaty with Indonesia here Monday.

The State Council, China's cabinet, submitted the pact to the fourteenth session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, for deliberation. The Standing Committee's began a four-day meeting Monday.

The treaty was signed by Chinese and Indonesian foreign ministers in July 2009.

The pact is in accordance with Chinese legal principles, judicial practices and Chinese interests and needs, according to a State Council report submitted to the NPC Standing Committee.

The agreement will promote judicial cooperation and further China's cooperative relationship with Indonesia, the report said.

With 22 clauses, the treaty specifies extradition obligations, crimes which extradition applies to, possible reasons for refusing extradition, responsibility for costs and dispute resolution procedures.

Source: Xinhua


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