This is humorous topic to me, but in my research I came across this and thought it might be fun to talk about as a thought experiment.
“Non extradition” means that if you are found guilty of a crime in your home country and you live in a different country, that current country won’t ship you back to your home country, even if your home country asks them to. Generally speaking, for an extradition to succeed, the alleged crime can’t be political in nature and must be a crime in both jurisdictions. The suspect also can’t be in danger of receiving the death penalty or torture if extradited.
I don’t ever break the law, and this is even a part of my personal code. As I talk about in my book, the Alpha Male 2.0 must follow the law, since if he doesn’t he risks going to jail, which is the lowest form of freedom there is. If he hates the law of where he lives, he moves somewhere else, and follows the law there. Therefore, the topic of which countries are non extradition treaty countries is not relevant to me.
However, there is some interest in this since, as Western governments (particularly the US) become more oppressive, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law for very odd reasons. For example, several people behind the Liberty Dollar, a private currency in the US, have been labeled as “domestic terrorists” by the US government.
Terrorists. Because they made up their own money. Yeah. The Land of the Free™.
At the bottom of this article is a list of all the countries that do not have extradition treaties with the United States. You may notice that many countries are not very nice ones, and don’t match my criteria for a place to live, but the list is still interesting.
What if you don’t live in the US? If you live in Western country, most of the below list probably still applies, but you’ll need to verify that on your own. Also, some countries are just super nice and never extradite their own citizens for any reason. France and Brazil are examples of this. If that’s the case where you live, then “every” country is a non extradition country.
Here’s the list:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Dem. Republic of the Congo
São Tomé & Príncipe
United Arab Emirates
In addition, these countries have extradition treaties but have been known to refuse US extradition requests (pretty brave of them, frankly):