ACTIVITIES OF THE DIRECTORATE

Extradition requests:

Namibia co-operates with other countries in extradition matters on the basis of the Extradition Act of 1996 which envisages co-operation on the basis of extradition agreements signed with foreign countries or on the basis that the country has been designated by Namibia as a country with which Namibia wishes to co-operate

Mutual Legal Assistance in criminal and civil matters:

Namibia co-operates with foreign countries on the basis of the International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act 2000. The Act envisages co-operation on the basis of the conclusion of bilateral agreements/treaties or designation of a foreign country by Namibia. Namibia has concluded agreements on co-operations in criminal matters with the following States: South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Zambia, Germany, Cuba, U.S.A, Portugal, United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland.

Mutual Legal assistance in civil matters

Namibia co-operates with other countries on the following legal framework:

  • Extradition Act no 11 of 1996
  • International Co-operation in Criminal Matter’s Act no 9 of 2000.
  • Civil Process (High Court Act no 16 of 1990).
  • Reciprocal Maintenance Order Act no 3 of 1995.
  • Reciprocal Civil Service Process Act no 27 of 1994.

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