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

Nature of declaration : Objections
Status as of 10/12/2019

Russian Federation

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

The Russian Federation shares the opinions expressed by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in its declaration of February 4, 1991, by the Government of the Republic of Austria - in its declaration of June 4, 1991 and by the Government of the Swiss Confederation - in its declaration of August 21, 1991, concerning the reservation by Portugal of February 12, 1990 to Article 1 of the Convention.

The Portuguese reservation to Article 1 of the Convention is compatible with the objective and purpose of the Convention unless the refusal to extradite a person who has committed the offence punishable by life imprisonment or whom the court has committed to custody as a preventive punishment is absolute. This allows to interpret the above-mentioned reservation in a manner that extradition will not be granted unless the law of the requesting State provides for the possibility to review the case of a person sentenced to life imprisonment who has served a part of his term or has been held in custody for some time, with a view to release him on parol.
Period covered: 09/03/2000 -
Articles concerned : 1

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