Details of Treaty No.167
|Title||Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 18/12/1997 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and the other States signatories to Treaty ETS 112 and for accession by the non-member States which have acceded to the treaty ETS 112|
|Entry into Force||01/06/2000 - 3 Ratifications.|
This instrument sets out the rules applicable to transfer of the execution of sentences, firstly where sentenced persons have absconded from the sentencing State to their State of nationality, and secondly where they are subject to an expulsion or deportation order as a consequence of their sentence.
It supplements the 1983 Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 112), whose main aim is to further the social rehabilitation of sentenced foreign nationals by allowing the sentence to be served in the country of origin. This Convention is founded to a great extent on humanitarian principles, being based on the consideration that communication difficulties, language barriers and deprivation of contact with the family can have adverse effects on foreign prisoners.
After the opening for signature of the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (CETS No. 222, 22 November 2017) and before its entry into force, a Party to the Convention may not ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Additional Protocol unless it has simultaneously ratified, accepted or approved the amending Protocol (Article 3.2 of the Protocol CETS No. 222).
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