Is Amanda Knox extraditable from the United States to Italy?

Apr 07, 2014 1258

By M. Cherif Bassiouni

The Amanda Knox case is complex in view of Italy's complicated procedure in matters involving serious crimes. These crimes are tried before a special court called the Court of Assizes.

These courts have two professional judges and six lay judges, much like a jury in Anglo-American cases. But, in Italy, the lay judges sit alongside the ordinary judges and decide on questions of law and fact.

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