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

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

Russian Federation

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 December 1999 - Or. Engl./Russ.

In accordance with Article 1 of the Convention the Russian Federation shall reserve the right to refuse extradition:

a. if extradition is requested for the purpose of bringing to responsibility before an ad hoc tribunal or by summary proceedings or for the purposes of carrying out a sentence rendered by an ad hoc tribunal or by summary proceedings when there are grounds for supposing that in the course of these proceedings the person will not be or was not provided with minimum guarantees set forth in Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Protocol 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The terms «ad hoc tribunal» and « summary proceedings » do not include any international criminal court with authorities and jurisdiction recognised by the Russian Federation;

b. if there are grounds for supposing that the person requested for extradition in the requesting State was or will be exposed to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the course of the criminal proceedings, or the person was not or will not be provided with minimum guarantees set forth in Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Protocol 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;

c. based on the considerations of humanity, when there are grounds for supposing that the extradition of the person can seriously affect him due to his old age or state of health.
Period covered: 09/03/2000 -
Articles concerned : 1

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 December 1999 - Or. Engl./Russ.

In accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 2 of the Convention, the Russian Federation shall reserve the right not to extradite the persons whose extradition can affect its sovereignty, security, public order or other essential interests. Offences that may not lead to extradition shall be stated by the federal law.
Period covered: 09/03/2000 -
Articles concerned : 2



[Note by the Secretariat: See also the reservation made by the Russian Federation to Article 1 of the Fourth Additional Protocol to the Convention (CETS No. 212), on 29 May 2017.]
Period covered: 01/09/2017 -
Articles concerned : 10



[Note by the Secretariat: See also the reservation made by the Russian Federation to Articles 2 and 3 and of the Fourth Additional Protocol to the Convention (CETS No. 212), on 29 May 2017.]
Period covered: 01/09/2017 -
Articles concerned : 12, 14



[Note by the Secretariat: See also the reservation made by the Russian Federation to Article 5 and of the Fourth Additional Protocol to the Convention (CETS No. 212), on 29 May 2017.]
Period covered: 01/09/2017 -
Articles concerned : 21


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