Details of Treaty No.024

European Convention on Extradition
Title European Convention on Extradition
Reference CETS No.024
Opening of the treaty Paris, 13/12/1957  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force 18/04/1960  - 3 Ratifications.

The European Convention on Extradition provides for the extradition between Parties of persons wanted for criminal proceedings or for the carrying out of a sentence. The Convention does not apply to political or military offences and any Party may refuse to extradite its own citizens to a foreign country.

With regard to fiscal offences (taxes, duties, customs) extradition may only be granted if the Parties have decided so in respect of any such offence or category of offences. Extradition may also be refused if the person claimed risks the death penalty under the law of the requesting State.

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