I think the thread title really says it all. If I own an island but commit a crime serious enough to warrant extradition in another country, could I be extradited from my island?
Unless your island was a sovereign state in its own right then the question of extradition would depend on the laws of the state that included your island.
Bang goes that idea then.lol.
You could always go to The Principality of Sealand and seek asylum....
If you own your island and it is in international waters then you can not be extradited from it legally.
Two problems with your comment;
I suppose if an island pops up in the middle of the Pacific and you claim it first, then it is yours and you don't have to buy it from anybody.
When that happens there is always a country that argues the island is part of its continental land mass and, therefore, part of its territory.
I can't see the world sitting back and accepting anyone saying 'I saw it first so it is mine'.
It's a lot harder to claim an island now than in Captain Cooks day. But hasn't it always been an 'I saw it first so it is mine' rule?
It's just that if you have a bigger navy, you can persuade whoever saw it first, that they must surely have been mistaken!
Chronus - what on earth have you done?! :-)
Purely speculative my good man.
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