Points of attention EXTRADITION / SURRENDER

  1. Extradition by the Netherlands is only possible if the Netherlands has an extradition treaty with the requesting country.
  2. Within the EU, ‘surrender’ is based on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW).
  3. Dutch nationals can be extradited or surrendered by the Netherlands.
  4. Never agree to a ‘simplified procedure’ without consulting a specialist lawyer!
  5. An appeal against a District Court ruling on the admissibility of the ‘extradition’ can only be lodged with the Supreme Court (cassation)
  6. A District Court of Amsterdam ruling on ‘surrender’ is not open to appeal.