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Citation : Unofficial version CTS 1952 No. 12 / Version non officielle RTC 1952 No 12
Date of entry into force : 1905-04-12
Languages : en
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E101320 - CTS 1952 No. 12

 

SUPPLEMENTARY CONVENTION BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE MUTUAL SURRENDER OF FUGITIVE CRIMINALS

 

His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India; and the President of the United States of America; being desirous of enlarging the list of crimes on account of which extradition may be granted under the Conven­tions concluded between the United States and Great Britain on the 12th July, 1889, and the 13th December, 1900, with a view to the better administration of justice and the prevention of crime in their respective territories and jurisdictions, have resolved to conclude a Supplementary Convention for this purpose and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, to wit:

His Britannic Majesty, the Most Honourable Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of Lansdowne, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs;

And the President of the United States, the Honourable Joseph Hodges Choate, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of His Britannic Majesty;

Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed to and concluded the following Articles:

 

ARTICLE I

The following crimes are added to the list of crimes numbered 1 to 10 in the first Article of the said Convention of the 12th July, 1889, and to the list of crimes numbered 11 to 13 in Article I of the Supplementary Convention concluded between the United States and Great Britain on the 13th December, 1900, that it to say:

14.       Bribery, defined to be the offering, giving, or receiving of bribes made criminal by the laws of both countries.

15.       Offences, if made criminal by the laws of both countries, against bankruptcy law.

 

ARTICLE II

The present Convention shall be considered as an integral part of the said Extradition Conventions of the 12th July, 1889, and the 13th December, 1900, and the 1st Article of the said Convention of the 12th July, 1889, shall be read as if the list of crimes therein contained had originally comprised the additional crimes specified and numbered 14 and 15 in the 1st Article of the present Convention.

The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged either at Washington or London as soon as possible.

It shall come into force ten days after its publication in conformity with the laws of the High Contracting Parties, and it shall continue and terminate in the same manner as the said Convention of the 12th July, 1889.

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention in duplicate, and have thereunto affixed their seals.

DONE at London, this 12th day of April, 1905.

 

Lansdowne

Joseph H. Choate