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

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 17/10/2017

Sweden

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 January 1959 - Or. Fr.

Sweden reserves the right, when granting extradition, to stipulate that the extradited person may not be summoned to appear before a court which is only provisionally, or under exceptional circumstances, empowered to deal with such offences, as well as the right to refuse extradition for the execution of a sentence rendered by such special court.
Period covered: 18/04/1960 -
Articles concerned : 1

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 January 1959 - Or. Fr.

Sweden reserves the right to refuse extradition in special cases, if that measure is manifestly incompatible with its humanitarian obligations, on account of the age, the state of health or any other condition affecting the individual in question, having regard also to the nature of the offence and the interests of the requesting State.
Period covered: 18/04/1960 -
Articles concerned : 1

Reservation contained in a letter from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, dated 14 April 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 April 1967 - Or. Engl. - and withdrawn by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 24 September 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2001 - Or. Engl.

The reservation on Article 2 read as follows:

The extradition of an individual on whom final judgment has not yet been passed for the offence in respect of which extradition is requested shall be granted only if the said offence corresponds to an offence which is punishable under Swedish law by a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year.
Period covered: 21/04/1967 - 01/10/2001
Articles concerned : 2

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 January 1959 - Or. Fr.

The extradition of an individual on whom final judgment has not yet been passed for the offence in respect of which extradition is requested shall be granted only if the said offence corresponds to an offence which is punishable under Swedish law by a sentence of hard labour.
Period covered: 18/04/1960 - 21/04/1967
Articles concerned : 2

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 January 1959 - Or. Fr.

Sweden reserves the right, in the light of individual circumstances, to regard the offence mentioned in paragraph 3 of this Article as a political offence.
Period covered: 18/04/1960 -
Articles concerned : 3

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 January 1959 - Or. Fr.

Where an offence under military law also comprises an offence in respect of which extradition has been granted, Sweden reserves the right to stipulate that the extradited person may not be penalised in application of provisions relating to offences committed by members of the armed services.
Period covered: 18/04/1960 -
Articles concerned : 4

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 January 1959 - Or. Fr.

Even though the sentence rendered or the warrant of arrest issued by a court or a judge in a State which is a Party to the Convention are generally accepted, Sweden reserves the right to refuse the extradition requested if an examination of the case in question shows that the said sentence or warrant is manifestly ill-founded.
Period covered: 18/04/1960 -
Articles concerned : 12

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 January 1959 - Or. Fr.

If the individual whose extradition has been granted has not been taken over on the date appointed by the representing State, Sweden reserves the right immediately to annul the measure of restraint imposed upon him.
Period covered: 18/04/1960 -
Articles concerned : 18


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