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Ex. Rept. 115-5: Extradition Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Report to Accompany Treaty Doc. 115-2, June 7, 2018   [open pdf - 141KB]

From the Summary and Discussion of Key Provisions: "The United States is currently a party to over 100 bilateral extradition treaties, including a treaty with the Kingdom of Servia which was signed on October 25, 1901, and entered into force on June 12, 1902 (hereafter the '1901 treaty'). The 1901 treaty applies to the Republic of Kosovo as a successor state to the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The treaty before the Senate is designed to replace, and thereby modernize, the century-old extradition treaty with the Kingdom of Servia. It was signed in March 2016 and submitted to the Senate on January 17, 2017. In general, the Treaty follows a form used in several other bilateral extradition treaties approved by the Senate in recent years. It contains two important features which are not in the 1901 treaty. First, the Treaty contains a 'dual criminality' provision, which requires a party to extradite a fugitive whenever the offense is punishable under the laws of both parties by deprivation of liberty for a maximum period of more than one year. This provision replaces the list of offenses specifically identified in the 1901 treaty. This more flexible provision ensures that newly-enacted criminal offenses are covered by the Treaty, thereby obviating the need to amend it as offenses are criminalized by the Parties."

Report Number:
Ex. Rept. 115-5; Executive Report 115-5
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Date:
2018-06-07
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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