House Passes Indonesia-Singapore Extradition Treaty Bill into Law
The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) Thursday (12/15) officially passed Indonesia-Singapore Extradition Treaty Bill into Law in a plenary meeting.
“Extradition treaty with Singapore will facilitate our law enforcement officials to resolve criminal cases in the event that the perpetrators reside in Singapore,” Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly said.
According to Yasonna, the treaty—which is supported by the close bilateral and geopolitical relations between the two countries—is expected to prevent potential law enforcement problems due to boundaries in the jurisdiction area.
“The ratification of the Extradition Law serves as the legal basis for the Indonesian Government so that it can provide legal certainty for the two countries on the extradition treaty,” the Minister said, adding that the treaty is the Government’s effort to provide justice and protection for the Indonesian people.
For the record, extradition is an instrument of law enforcement in the surrender of criminal offenders who are accused or convicted on the account of crime committed outside the territory of the surrendering state and within the jurisdiction of the territory the state.
The Indonesia-Singapore Extradition Treaty regulates, among other, the agreement of the two countries to conduct extradition, extraditionable offenses, basis for extradition, mandatory exceptions to extradition, voluntary exceptions to extradition, inquiry and supporting documents, and arrangements for surrender. (PR of Ministry of Law and Human Rights/PR of DPR/UN) (GWH/EP)