Crime has become an international enterprise and offenders take advantage of the traditional view about the sanctity of national sovereignty, and unreceptive laws to frustrate the efforts of law enforcement and judicial administration.
The development of network and appropriate legal framework to support international cooperation is crucial to the fight against international criminals.
Fiji is committed to cooperating with other jurisdictions in combating international crime. This commitment is demonstrated by the following types of international cooperation:
- Surrender of fugitive offenders.
- Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
- Continued use of less formal types of international cooperation.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) not only undertakes a pivotal role in facilitating extradition requests, but has also been the forefront of developing a modern extradition law and promoting effective bilateral and multilateral frameworks.
The ODPP always seeks opportunities for mutual assistance with our international partners.