New extradition regulations underway: “Norway will not be a safe haven for those who commit serious crimes”

Monica MælandPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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On Friday, the government appointed a committee to propose new regulations for arrest warrants and extradition. The committee must deliver its recommendations by July 1, 2022.

Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland (H) believes that more effective regulations will ensure that serious crime has consequences.

“Norway will not be a safe haven for persons who have committed serious crimes. The committee will look at current regulations and propose rules that will ensure that people do not evade punishment,” she said in a press release.

The Arrest Warrant Act provides rules for extradition to the Nordic countries and the EU member states, while the Extradition Act provides rules for extradition to all other countries. 

The committee shall consider whether these should be brought together under one common law.

Special adviser Janne Kristiansen will chair the committee. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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