Submission: Prevent exposing people to human rights violations through Australia's extradition procedures

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department has concluded it consultation process for an exposure draft to update the Extradition Act and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act. Human Rights Law Centre said loopholes in Australia’s extradition procedures must be closed to prevent exposing people to human rights violations.

The HRLC submission also highlighted problems posed by the Mutual Assistance Act, potentially partnering Australia in investigations with countries that enforce the death penalty, and the Foreign Evidence Act which provides that in certain cases, Australian authorities could use evidence obtained by torture.

Download the HRLC submission here.