"But nowhere does it empower a court that receives a request to extradite someone to
refuse to execute it on the ground that a person's human rights might be breached." Her report thus asks the Commission to include a mandatory ground for refusal in the framework decision.
Makhosini Nkosi, of South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority, quoted by the South African Press Association, said: ``South Africa is opposed to the death penalty and we wouldn't extradite someone to
a country where he would face the danger of the death penalty.
Moreover, the United States would violate international law by encouraging or condoning torture by other countries, if it should extradite someone to
a country where he or she would likely be tortured.(44)
Mr Schussel recognised that any EU Member State would find it difficult to extradite someone to
a country where the death sentence is applied.