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Extradition Between the United States and Great Britain: The 2003 Treaty

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Publication Date: October 2006

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RL32096

Topic: Law and ethics (International law)

Coverage: United States Great Britain


Federal court denial of British extradition requests in the cases of four fugitives from Northern Ireland led to the Supplementary Extradition Treaty. The Treaty proved controversial, and before the Senate would give its consent, it insisted upon modifications, some quite unusual. Those modifications have been eliminated in a newly negotiated treaty to which the Senate has recently given its advice and consent and which incorporates features often more characteristic of contemporary extradition treaties with other countries.