Mohamed v President of the Republic of South Africa

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Mohamed v President of the Republic of South Africa
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Court Constitutional Court of South Africa
Full case name Mohamed and Another v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others
Decided 28 May 2001 (2001-05-28)
Citation(s) [2001] ZACC 18, 2001 (3) SA 893 (CC), 2001 (7) BCLR 685 (CC)
Case history
Appealed from Cape Provincial Division
Court membership
Judges sitting Chaskalson P, Ackermann, Goldstone, Kriegler, Madala, Mokgoro, Ngcobo, Sachs & Yacoob JJ, Madlanga & Somyalo AJJ
Case opinions
Decision by The Court

Mohamed v President of the Republic of South Africa, [2001] ZACC 18, is a 2001 decision of the Constitutional Court of South Africa dealing with the legality of the South African government's actions in handing over Khalfan Khamis Mohamed to United States authorities. The court ruled that the South African government may not extradite a suspect who may face the death penalty without seeking an assurance from the receiving country that the suspect will not be sentenced to death.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Currie, Iain; de Waal, Johan (2005). The Bill of Rights Handbook (5th ed.). Cape Town: Juta & Company Ltd. p. 286. ISBN 9780702159237. 
  2. ^ Chenwi, Lilian (2007). Towards the abolition of the death penalty in Africa: A human rights perspective. Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press. pp. 90–91. ISBN 9780980265804. 

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