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A-35: CONVENTION ON EXTRADITION

ADOPTED AT: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY                                         
DATE: 12/26/33
CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN STATES         
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 12/26/34,  IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 20 OF THE CONVENTION  
DEPOSITORY: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF URUGUAY (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT) GENERAL SECRETARIAT, OAS (RATIFICATIONS)                    
TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO. 34                             ,           ,
UN REGISTRATION:   /  /    No.         Vol.       
OBSERVATIONS: See also the Optional Clause Annexed to the Convention (A-36).

 
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: A-35
COUNTRY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION/ACCESSION DEPOSIT INFORMATION*
Antigua & Barbuda - - - -
Argentina 12/26/33 02/29/56 04/19/56 RA -
Bahamas - - - -
Barbados - - - -
Belize - - - -
Bolivia - - - -
Brazil 12/26/33 - - -
Canada - - - -
Chile 12/26/33 02/02/35 07/02/35 RA Yes
Colombia 12/26/33 06/22/36 07/22/36 RA -
Costa Rica - - - -
Cuba 12/26/33 - - -
Dominica - - - -
Dominican Republic 12/26/33 11/22/34 12/26/34 RA -
Ecuador 12/26/33 06/24/36 10/03/36 RA Yes
El Salvador 12/26/33 07/26/36 01/09/37 RA Yes
Grenada - - - -
Guatemala 12/26/33 05/12/36 07/17/36 RA -
Guyana - - - -
Haiti 12/26/33 - - -
Honduras 12/26/33 11/04/37 11/27/37 RA Yes
Jamaica - - - -
Kazakhstan - 12/15/17 01/03/18 AC Yes
Mexico 12/26/33 08/13/35 01/27/36 RA Yes
Nicaragua 12/26/33 09/08/52 11/10/52 RA -
Panama 12/26/33 11/11/38 12/13/38 RA -
Paraguay 12/26/33 - - -
Peru 12/26/33 - - -
St. Kitts & Nevis - - - -
St. Lucia - - - -
St. Vincent & Grenadines - - - -
Suriname - - - -
Trinidad & Tobago - - - -
United States 12/26/33 06/29/34 07/13/34 RA Yes
Uruguay 12/26/33 - - -
Venezuela - - - -

*DECLARATIONS/RESERVATIONS/DENUNCIATIONS/WITHDRAWS

 

A-35. CONVENTION ON EXTRADITION

1. Ecuador:
(Reservation made at the time of signature)
The Delegation of Ecuador, in dealing with the Nations with which Ecuador has signed Conventions on Extraditions, accepts the stipulations herein established in all respects which are not contrary to said Conventions.
(Reservation made at the time of ratification)
With the reservation made at the time of signature.

2. El Salvador:
(Reservation made at the time of signature)
Reservation to the effect that El Salvador, although it accepts in general principle Article XVIII of the Inter-American Treaty of Extradition, concretely stipulates the exception that it cannot cooperate in the surrender of its own nationals, prohibited by its Political Constitution, by permitting the transit through its territory of said nationals when one foreign State surrenders them to another.
(Reservation made at the time of ratification)
Adding to Article 18, after a comma, the following paragraph: "Except in the case of a national, whatever the crime for which he is extradited, or in that of a foreigner if his extradition is the result of an act having the character of a Political Offense, or a Civil Offense of a related nature."


3. United States:
(Reservation made at the time of signature)
The Delegation of the United States of America, in signing the present Extradition Convention, reserves the following articles:
Article 2 (second sentence, English text);
Article 3, paragraph d;
Articles 12, 15, 16 and 18.
(Reservation made at the time of ratification)
With the understanding that Article 2, Paragraph d of Article 3, and Articles 12, 15, 16 and 18 are reserved from the convention as declared by the United States delegation, and that such articles and paragraph shall not be binding upon the United States of America, unless and until subsequently ratified in accordance with the Constitution of the United States of America.

4. Mexico:
(Reservation made at the time of signature)
Mexico signs the Convention on Extradition with the declaration with respect to Article 3, paragraph f, that the internal legislation of Mexico does not recognize offenses against religion. It will not sign the optional clause of this Convention.
(Reservation made at the time of ratification)
With the reservation made at the time of signature.

5. Chile:  
(Reservation made at the time of ratification) 
With the reservation that the Republic of Chile can apply previous extradition conventions still in force, the stipulations of which shall be found to be in disagreement with the said Convention; and with the [further] reservation that Article 15 of the same Convention cannot apply against the rights of third parties.

6. Honduras:
(Reservation made at the time of ratification)  
In regard to Article 18, the Government of Honduras does not consider itself obliged to allow the transit through its territory of an individual whose extradition has been agreed to, by another State, in favor of a third State, when such person is of Honduran nationality; and in respect of the optional clause, the Government of Honduras refrains from giving its approval.

7. Kazakhstan:
On January 3, 2018, the Republic of Kazakhstan deposited the instrument of accession to the Convention on Extradition of 1933 at the OAS headquarters, in Washington, D.C. United States. The instrument contains some declarations. At the occasion the Government of Kazakhstan reported on the designation of the "Prosecutor General’s Office, Department for International Cooperation" as the central authority for the purpose of the Convention on Extradition.

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