Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section C. Extradition of own nationals
Georgia’s Constitution (1995) provides: “The extradition of a citizen of Georgia to another State is prohibited, except in cases provided for by international agreements. A decision on extradition may be appealed in court.”
Georgia’s Law on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (2010), taking into account amendments up to 2016, states: “A Georgian citizen may not be extradited to a foreign state unless otherwise provided for by an international agreement of Georgia.”
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), taking into account amendments up to 2017, states:
Citizens of Georgia and persons having a status of stateless person in Georgia may not be extradited to another state for the purpose of criminal prosecution or serving a sentence, unless otherwise provided for [by] a treaty to which Georgia is a party.