Barbados - Extradition Act 1980

Part 1 Extradition to Other States

Apprehension of Fugitive

Article 14 Detention of fugitive

(1) Subject to subsection (2), but notwithstanding any other Act, a fugitive who is apprehended on a warrant issued under section 10 shall be detained in custody pending the determination of his case pursuant to section 13.

(2) The fugitive need not be detained in custody if he establishes to the satisfaction of a magistrate that, having regard (in addition to any other relevant factors) to the length of time the fugitive has resided in Barbados,

(a) his detention is not necessary to ensure his attendance whenever it is required for the purposes of this Act, and

(b) his detention is not necessary in the public interest or for the protection or safety of the public, having regard to all the circumstances, including any substantial likelihood that he might, if released from custody commit a criminal offence or an interference with the administration of justice.

Rome Statute

Article 55 Rights of persons during an investigation

1. In respect of an investigation under this Statute, a person:

(d) Shall not be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention, and shall not be deprived of his or her liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedures as are established in this Statute.

Article 78 Determination of the sentence

2. In imposing a sentence of imprisonment, the Court shall deduct the time, if any, previously spent in detention in accordance with an order of the Court. The Court may deduct any time otherwise spent in detention in connection with conduct underlying the crime.

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court


(c) A person being transported shall be detained in custody during the period of transit;

Article 92 Provisional arrest

1. In urgent cases, the Court may request the provisional arrest of the person sought, pending presentation of the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91.

Article 106 Supervision of enforcement of sentences and conditions of imprisonment

1. The enforcement of a sentence of imprisonment shall be subject to the supervision of the Court and shall be consistent with widely accepted international treaty standards governing treatment of prisoners.

2. The conditions of imprisonment shall be governed by the law of the State of enforcement and shall be consistent with widely accepted international treaty standards governing treatment of prisoners; in no case shall such conditions be more or less favourable than those available to prisoners convicted of similar offences in the State of enforcement.

3. Communications between a sentenced person and the Court shall be unimpeded and confidential.