ABSTRACT

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book examines the complicated nature of the relationship between the political nature of terrorism on the one hand and the political offence exception to extradition on the other. The political offence exemption, the child of revolutionary liberalism, was added to almost all extradition treaties around the world after the French and American revolutions in the late 18th century. The book demonstrates a notable change in the ways in which political crime and especially terrorism have been viewed globally. The political offence exemption, the child of revolutionary liberalism, was added to almost all extradition treaties around the world after the French and American revolutions in the late 18th century. The political offence exemption survived the challenge posed by Nazi crimes and could be modified to exclude war crimes.