Monday, May 08, 2023

AUSTRALIA Treaties Committee to consider Czech Republic Extradition Treaty

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Treaties Committee to consider Czech Republic Extradition Treaty

Parliament of Australia

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold a public hearing today into the Treaty on Extradition between Australia and the Czech Republic.

Committee Chair, Mr Josh Wilson MP said: “This Treaty will contribute to the law enforcement cooperation between Australia and the Czech Republic, a like-minded country with a mutual interest in responding to serious and organised crime.”

The Treaty provides a comprehensive framework for Australia and the Czech Republic to work together on extradition matters. This includes the surrender of an individual from one country to the other for criminal prosecution or to serve a prison sentence.

This Treaty will streamline cooperation between the two countries and is an important way to respond to transnational and serious crime threats, including illicit drugs, other illicit commodities, and cybercrime.

“This Treaty will ensure that people who have left Australia are not able to avoid justice for crimes that have been committed. Australia will also be better able to assist the Czech Republic by returning alleged criminals,” Mr Wilson said.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday, 8 May 2023
Time: Approximately 11.20 am
Location: Committee Room 1R6, Parliament House

The hearing can be accessed online and the program for this hearing is available on the Committee website, along with further information about the inquiries.

Media inquiries

Mr Tim Watkin, Chief of Staff
0434 555 823

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4002

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track this Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.