02.05.14 | Blog Posts

Extradition Italian Style: Knock, Knock, Knocking On Amanda Knox's Door

The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

The ins-and-outs of extradition law increasingly are relevant as global commerce and international travel emerge as the norm, exposing citizens of one nation to the laws of other nations.  I previously have written on the process by which the United States typically seeks the return of fugitives to this country to stand trial.  Last week’s decision by an appellate court in Florence, Italy convicting American citizen Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of the stabbing death of Knox’s roommate in 2007 raises questions regarding the flip side of the coin – how the United States government responds when another country seeks extradition of one of its citizens. [...]

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