In what circumstances will the Minister of Justice consider the risk of prosecution or potential punishment in deciding whether to grant an extradition request from the United States?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from United States v. Wong, 2015 BCSC 1203 (CanLII):

In the extradition context, factors that arise from the place of prosecution or potential prosecution, such as potential punishment if surrender is granted, are more properly before the Minister: United States of America v. Cotroni, 1989 CanLII 106 (SCC), [1989] 1 S.C.R. 1469 at 1501; Fischbacher at para. 38.

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