Serbia and Croatia agree to extradite criminals

10:15, May 18, 2010      

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Serbia and Croatia on Monday signed an agreement in Zagreb to process criminals who have previously been able to evade justice by fleeing into the neighboring country, reported Radio Television Serbia (RTS).

The Ministers of Justice of Serbia and Croatia, Snezana Malovic and Ivan Simonovic, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the fight against crime. The text provides for the mutual extradition of persons involved in organized crime and corruption. The final agreement will be signed once appropriate changes to the Constitution of Croatia have been made.

"We will strive to ensure that all persons who have been convicted of a sentence in one country, and are located in another, serve out the sentence and do not escape justice," said Malovic.

Malovic added that Serbia and Croatia should cooperate to provide their citizens with easier remedies for everyday problems, such as civil proceedings, divorces, and recognition of judicial decisions.

Simonovic, the Croatian minister, said that courts in the two countries should in the future communicate directly and avoid diplomatic channels, to facilitate the implementation of decisions.


Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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