CK - Washington. On November 24, 2006, the second chamber in Berlin, Bundesrat,
approved a statute to amend two statutes on the transfer of foreign prisoners to their home countries. The
amendments facilitate the return of sentenced persons in order to resocialize them in their home environment and to permit the
execution of sentences of persons who flee the jurisdiction.
In the latter case, the sentencing jurisdiction would traditionally request the extradition of the criminal. Such a request would often be
futile because many countries do not extradite their nationals. They may be inclined, however, to execute the foreign sentence. One of the
new rules would...