FDT 1 week 11

Essay law, FDT week 11 Joaquin El Chapo Guzman for years has been on the run for 13 years and has had a narrow escape from military and rival. Presently starts what is likely to be a lengthy and complex legal process to decide which country gets to try him first. Extradition of this warlord has political, legal, social, public and diplomatic concerns to the affected persons and countries (Shearer, 1971).
There are political costs since it is embarrassing as it exposes inability of the government’s self-capacity to punish Guzmán, but highly for Peña Nieto who has been accused domestically by his domestic policies and his relationship with United States. Closely related to political is the Mexican public concern about the extradition. Mexico does not always extradite its citizens to countries where they might face the death punishment given that execution is specifically prohibited under article 22 of the counties Constitution, and it is likely that if extradited, Guzmán would easily face it as the agreement between the countries are not clear and since the capital sentence power in the US is reserved exclusively for the states.
Diplomatically, the Mexican relationship with United States highly depends on the decision Peña Nieto will make. The Mexican diplomatic connection with users can further worsen as USA has in the past accused the country of lack of corporation (Shearer, 1971).
Whether Guzmán is extradited or not there is always social concern that drug business and cartel may continue with their trade. This proves a challenge to the potential users. Legally, extradition also has consequences as it exposes the Mexican government incapability to try the drug lords. On the other hand, the legal procedures are also complex as laws of various countries contradict in application
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Shearer, I. A. (1971). Extradition in international law. Manchester, Eng.: Manchester University Press.
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