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Agreement on Arrest and Surrender

Amendments to United States Agreement on Arrest and Surrender in 2011

United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): On July 5, 2011, the United States notified the ICTY that it had completed all domestic legal requirements for entry into force of certain amendments to the Agreement on Surrender of Persons between the U.S. and the ICTY, signed at The Hague on October 5, 1994. The Agreement, as amended on July 5, 2011, is available at (internet link) In November 2009, the United States proposed the amendments to include as extraditable offenses contempt of the Tribunal, false testimony under solemn declaration, and other offenses relating to the obstruction or interference with the administration of justice when such offenses are based on conduct subject to punishment by deprivation of liberty of more than a year if committed in the United States. On June 16, 2011, the ICTY replied by diplomatic note, accepting the proposed amendments and acknowledging that the amendments would enter into force upon notification from the United States that its domestic legal requirements had been met. Accordingly, the amendments entered into force with that notification on July 5, 2011.


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  • International Criminal Law
  • Tribunals
  • International Criminal Court
  • International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia

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