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Legal Structure: Extradition

Laws and/or regulations or specific provisions of laws and/or regulations governing extradition:

Law 6815 (1980-08-19)

Bilateral treaties on extradition:

Argentina - signed on 1961-11-15 and promulgated by Decree 62979; Australia - signed on 1994-08-22 and promulgated by Decree 2010 (1996-09-25); Belgium - signed on 1953-05-06 and promulgated by Decree 41909 (1957-07-29); Bolivia - signed on 1938-02-25 and promulgated by Decree 9920 (1942-07-08); Chile - signed on 1935-11-08 and promulgated by Decree 1888 (1937-08-17); Colombia - signed on 1938-12-28 and promulgated by Decree 6330 (1940-09-25); Ecuador - signed on 1937-03-04 and promulgated by Decree 2950 (1938-08-08); South Korea - signed on 1995-09-01 and promulgated by Decree 4152 (2002-03-07); Spain - signed on 1988-02-02 and promulgated by Decree 99340 (1990-06-22); United States - signed on 1961-01-13 and promulgated by Decree 55750 (1965-02-11); Italy - signed on 1989-10-17 and promulgated by Decree 863 (1993-07-09); Mexico - signed on 1933-12-28 and promulgated by Decree 2535 (1938-03-22); Paraguay - signed on 1922-02-24 and promulgated by Decree 16925 (1925-05-27); Peru - signed on 1919-02-13 and promulgated by Decree 15506 (1922-05-31); Portugal - signed on 1991-05-07 and promulgated by Decree 1325 (1994-12-02); United Kingdom - signed on 1995-07-18 and promulgated by Decree 2347 (1997-10-10); Switzerland - signed on 1932-07-23 and promulgated by Decree 23997 (1934-03-13); Uruguay - signed on 1916-12-27 and promulgated by Decree 13414 (1919-01-15); Venezuela - signed on 1938-12-07 and promulgated by Decree 5362 (1940-03-12).

Multilateral treaties on extradition:

The Extradition Treaty between the MERCOSUR countries and associate countries (Bolivia and Chile) was ratified by Brazil by means of Decree 35 (2002); however, to be binding at international law, it must be ratified by at least two Mercosur member countries and one associate country. To date, only Brazil and Uruguay have ratified the accord.

On-line resources:

www.mj.gov.br

www.planalto.gov.br

www.mre.gov.br/dai/home.htm

www.agu.gov.br

www.mpf.gov.br

www.stf.gov.br

www.stj.gov.br

www.senado.gov.br

www.camara.gov.br

www.cedi.org.br

www.usp.edu.br