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:

Afghanistan

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Armenia

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Bhutan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Comoros

Dem. Republic of the Congo

Cote d’Ivoire

Cuba

Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Indonesia

Iran

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Kuwait

Laos

Lebanon

Libya

Macedonia

Madagascar

the Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Niger

North Korea

Oman

Qatar

Russia

Rwanda

Samoa

São Tomé & Príncipe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

Taiwan

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican

Vietnam

Yemen

In addition, these countries have extradition treaties but have been known to refuse US extradition requests (pretty brave of them, frankly):

Bolivia

Ecuador

Iceland

Nicaragua

Switzerland

Venezuela

Zimbabwe

8 Comments on “Moving Out of the Country – Non Extradition Countries

  1. what about france ?
    Thought there are small towns in france ok to live there and good healthcare ,
    not sure on how it works for us citizens visiting or living in france few months a year

    Polanski is a French citizen not extradited to usa by poland and switzerland recently

  2. I don’t really understand France. I think they technically have some kind of extradition treaty but don’t actually enforce it(?). Really not sure. Good point, because historically there have been a lot of high-profile American criminals who have moved to France.

  3. I don’t know about all of the countries on the list, but most of them are pure shit-holes that you’d never want to live in anyways. If you find a country you like AND it HAPPENS to be a non-extraditer, then that is a bonus for sure. But otherwise, the non extradition thing probably isn’t a factor for most people.

  4. I love the Roland Polanski case. The guy drugged and raped a 14 year old girl, the facts are absolutely not in dispute. He absconded from justice and lives a good life in France.
    I love to see our liberal friends twist in the wind on this one. He is “one of them” he is an Artist(tm) he makes Great Films(tm) and he is being persecuted by the government.

    A half dozen boys from Duke University can be put through hell and that is OK, because we don’t want to discourage rape accusation, but Polanski apparently gets a special pass from the glitterati. It is such a delicious irony.

    Apparently the “Social Justice” in SJW only applies to the little people.

    It is why, BTW, that I actually think Donald Trump is going to be our next president. Not because I particularly like the guy, but Clinton’s shtick has always been “defender of women’s rights and family” and, unlike anyone else before him, Trump is completely good with eviscerating her on these her very own issues because of her dreadful hypocrisy on the issue.

    And that especially so on this week when “only applies to the little people” seems to be the theme of the media coverage of Clinton. Heck even the NYT crushed her in its reporting on the State Department’s IG report. Literally the only defense the article offered was “she isn’t Donald Trump.”

    God help us all.

  5. the non extradition thing probably isn’t a factor for most people.

    Correct. It isn’t.

    I love the Roland Polanski case. The guy drugged and raped a 14 year old girl, the facts are absolutely not in dispute. He absconded from justice and lives a good life in France.

    I know. It’s one of the most incredible true stories I’ve ever read. Creepy.

  6. Something to consider is that for some countries a formal extradition treaty is not required to send you back to your own country and face the law. Upon request from home and if you fulfill some (sometimes) rather nebulous conditions in the country where you are staying such as being a ‘threat to morality’ or a ‘danger to citizens’ or even just that there is a warrant for your arrest at home, they will simply and summarily cancel your visa and deport you straight home. This can happen very quickly and legal options to fight it are typically very limited.

    Be very careful about this and do your research.

  7. This is very sad that i have to write this but at the moment it’s the only way my mind goes because I don’t know what to do anymore.

    I live in Manitoba, Canada. I have been through a divorce and now I’m going through a second one. I lost everything in the first because I just let it happen. Now I’m in danger of having nothing left. Working to just give it all away and the only things my mind goes to is trying to get away because I feel there are no other options left.

    Can you just go to a country like China and stay there?

    Im desperate!

  8. Can you just go to a country like China and stay there?

    You’d be considered illegal after 60-90 days, and China doesn’t treat illegal aliens nicely like we do in the USA and Canada, so no.

    You can’t just “go to a country and stay there” forever without becoming an illegal alien or without going through the years-long process of becoming a citizen there. I know that Western Europe treats illegals pretty nicely though.

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