Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.024 - European Convention on Extradition

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 22/10/2017

France

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 February l986 - Or. Fr.

Extradition shall not be granted if the person sought would be tried in the requesting State by a tribunal which does not assure the fundamental procedural guarantees and the protection of the rights of the defence or by a tribunal created for that person's particular case or if extradition is requested for the enforcement of a sentence or detention order imposed by such a tribunal.
Period covered: 11/05/1986 -
Articles concerned : 1

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 February l986 - Or. Fr.

Extradition may be refused if surrender is likely to have consequences of an exceptional gravity for the person sought, particularly by reason of his age or state of health.
Period covered: 11/05/1986 -
Articles concerned : 1

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 February l986 - Or. Fr.

Concerning persons prosecuted, extradition shall only be granted in respect of offences which, under French law and under the law of the requesting State, are punishable by deprivation of liberty or by a detention order for a maximum period of at least two years.
Period covered: 11/05/1986 -
Articles concerned : 2

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 February l986 - Or. Fr.

With regard to punishments which are more severe than deprivation of liberty or detention orders, extradition may be refused if these punishments or detention orders are not provided for in the scale of punishments applicable in France.
Period covered: 11/05/1986 -
Articles concerned : 2

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 February l986 - Or. Fr.

France reserves the right, in the light of the individual circumstances of each case, to appreciate if the taking or attempted taking of the life of a Head of State or a member of his family is to be deemed or not a political offence.
Period covered: 11/05/1986 -
Articles concerned : 3

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 February l986 - Or. Fr.

France will require that any new description of an offence relates to the same facts as those for which extradition was granted and that this new description does not imply the application of a penalty for which extradition could be refused.
Period covered: 11/05/1986 -
Articles concerned : 14

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 February l986 - Or. Fr.

In the case of a request for provisional arrest, France shall require a short memorandum of the facts alleged against the person sought.
Period covered: 11/05/1986 -
Articles concerned : 16


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