NationStates Jolt Archive

Draft: Right of Extradition

08-03-2008, 07:19
Normally, I try to avoid proposal writing, as I am not very good at it, but, I thought I'd give it a try.

Also, I want to make sure anyone reading this realizes I changed the name from "Right of Extradition", which didn't really fit, to "Right of Repatriation", which is the correct term.

Right of Repatriation

Category - Human Rights

The United Nations,

RECOGNIZING the General Assembly is composed of many sovereign nations,

NOTING that these nations foreign policy is an internal affair that is not under the jurisdiction of the United Nations,

FURTHER REALIZING that member nations possess the right to protect the interests of their citizens abroad,

CONCLUDES that in order to protect the rights of citizens traveling abroad, a citizens always retains the right to return to his country of orgin with the consent of that country.

In accordance, the United Nations will enacts the following:

I. All citizens who travel from their country retain a right to return to their nation of current citizenship, with the consent of that nation.

II. This right must be extended by the nation being visited by the citizen abroad, henceforth referred to as the 'visited nation', in all circumstances EXCEPT the following:
i. The citizen abroad has done physical harm to the people or property of the visited nation.
ii. The citizen abroad entered the visited nation illegally
iii. The citizen abroad has done physical harm to the people or property of a nation allied with the visited nation.
iv. The citizen abroad has been found guilty of espionage against the visited nation

III. National governments retain the right to refuse entry of foreign citizens into their country.

IV. The United Nations Foreign Travel Commission to hear cases and determine whether or not the the citizen abroad in any particular case is entitled to to a rigt to return to their country of orgin in accordance with this resolution.

I just wanted to get some initial opinions on this, particularly concerning whether or not it is a legal proposal.
St Edmund
08-03-2008, 12:56
The word that you're looking for is 'repatriation'...
08-03-2008, 18:47
That's it! Thank you. I knew extradition didn't really make sense, but I didn't have another word to put in its place
09-03-2008, 03:01
For clarification, your intention is that if the person has broken the law of the visited country in some manner that does not involve violence to persons or property, then the visited country cannot hold the criminal should they wish to return home? We imagine the espionage community would love such an edict, but we cannot say that we are quite so happy ourself.
09-03-2008, 04:21
I kind of figured espionage would fall under doing damage, but if it makes as difference I would be willing add espionage as an accepatable reason to not extend the right.