Re Tribble

JurisdicciónVenezuela
EmisorCorte Federal (Venezuela)
Venezuela, Federal Court.
Re Tribble.

Extradition — Conditions of — Extradition in Absence of Treaty.

The Facts.—The Federal Court was asked to approve a request which was to be directed by Venezuelan authorities to Panama for the extradition of William David Tribble, an American national, on a charge of homicide. There was no extradition treaty with Panama.

Held: that the request for extradition should proceed. After finding that the request for extradition conformed to the requirements of Venezuelan law, the Court continued: “Although there is no extradition treaty with the Republic of Panama, this fact need not impede the submission of an extradition request, for, in conformity with the Public Law of Nations, friendly States recognize a reciprocal obligation to surrender offenders who have taken refuge in their respective countries.”1

1 Similar judgments were handed down by the Federal Court in the following extradition cases: Re Serra (Gaceta Forense (2a...

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