Canadian Treaty Series
CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND BELGIUM AMENDING ARTICLE 6 OF THE EXTRADITION TREATY OF OCTOBER 29, 1901.
His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, being desirous of amending the provisions of article 6 of the Treaty between Belgium and Great Britain of the 29th October, 1901, for the mutual extradition of fugitive criminals, have named as their respective Plenipotentiaries, for this purpose, that is to say:
His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Sir Edward Grey, a Baronet of the United Kingdom, a member of Parliament, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs;
And His Majesty the King of the Belgians, Count de Lalaing, His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of His Britannic Majesty;
Who, having reciprocally communicated their full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
The following article is substituted for article 6 of the Extradition Treaty of the 29th October, 1901:
When a person shall have been extradited by one of the High Contracting Parties, that person, until has returned to the country from which he had been extradited, or until he has had an opportunity of returning to it, shall not be detained or brought to justice in the State to which he has been handed over for any crime or on any other charge whatever prior to the extradition, except those in respect of which the extradition has been accorded.
Neither shall that person, until he has had an opportunity of returning to the country from which he has been extradited, be handed over to a third State.
The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London, as soon as possible.
It shall come into force ten days after its publication in the manner prescribed by law in the respective countries, and shall have the same force and duration as the Treaty to which it relates.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention, and have affixed thereto their seals.
DONE, in duplicate, at London, the 3rd March, 1911.