Malka Leifer is brought into a Jerusalem courtroom in 2018.
After years of delay, an Israel court has ruled the former Melbourne headmistress can be extradited to Australia to face charges of child sexual abuse.
After years of delays, an Israeli court has found the former Melbourne headmistress fit to stand trial. But the extradition process may still be long and complex.
Malka Leifer is brought to the Jerusalem District Court for a hearing in 2018.
The former head of Melbourne’s Adass Israel School has been ruled fit stand trial on charges of child sexual abuse. After many delays, she will now face an extradition hearing.
Malka Leifer’s extradition process has been in train since Australia lodged its request with Israel in 2013.
Extradition laws are based on the idea that offenders, or alleged offenders, should not be able to evade justice by fleeing to another country. But the case of Malka Leifer shows just how difficult that can be.