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Supplementary Extradition Convention between Great Britain and Switzerland [1905] CATSer 1 (29 March 1905)



The Government of His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation, having deemed it necessary to extend, so far as regards the relations of Switzerland with the British Colonies and foreign possessions, the periods of thirty days and two months respectively fixed by Article III paragraph 3, and Article VIII of the Treaty concluded on the 26th November, 1880, between Her late Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, &c. and the Swiss Federal Council, respecting the extradition of persons accused or condemned, the Undersigned, duly authorized to that effect by their respective Governments, have agreed as follows:-

The following stipulation is added to the first paragraph of Article XVIII of the Treaty of Extradition:

"Nevertheless so far as regards the relations of Switzerland with these Colonies and foreign possessions the period of time fixed by Article III, paragraph 3, within which the requisition for extradition is to be made through the diplomatic channel, shall be six weeks; and that provided by Article VIII for the production of proof sufficient to warrant the extradition shall be three calendar months."

The present Convention shall come into force from the date when the ratifications shall be exchanged. It shall have the same force and duration as the Treaty of Extradition of the 26th November, 1880, to which it relates.

It shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London as soon as possible.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Undersigned have signed the present Convention, and have affixed their seals thereto.

DONE at London, in duplicate, the 29th day of June 1904.



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