Details of Treaty No.073

European Convention on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters
Title European Convention on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters
Reference ETS No.073
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 15/05/1972  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force 30/03/1978  - 3 Ratifications.
Summary

Under this Convention any Party may request another Party to take proceedings against a suspected person in its stead.

Such a request may be made: if the suspected person is normally resident in the requested State or if he/she is a national of that State; if he/she is to serve a prison sentence or face other proceedings in that State; if the transfer of proceedings is warranted in the interests of a fair trial or if the enforcement in the requested State of a sentence, if one were passed, is likely to improve the prospects of his/her social rehabilitation.

The requested State may not refuse acceptance of the request except in specific cases and in particular if it considers that the offence is of a political nature or that the request is based on considerations of race, religion or nationality.

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