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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Agreement on extradition between the European Union and the United States of America
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Washington DC
Date of Signature 25/06/2003
Date of Entry Into Force 01/02/2010
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To provide for enhancements to cooperation in the context of applicable extradition relations between the Member States and the United States of America governing extradition of offenders.
Remarks In June 2003, during the EU-US Summit two criminal judicial cooperation agreements on Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition were signed. In addition, contacts have been established between the EU body for judicial cooperation in criminal matters EUROJUST and US law enforcement authorities and a cooperation agreement is under negotiation. The EU and the US further signed an agreement on the transfer of passenger data in May 2004.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Agreement on mutual legal assistance between the European Union and the United States of America
OJ Reference L 181, 19/07/2003, p. 27
Contracting Parties European Union, United States of America
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Justice, freedom and security
North America
Amendment and review Article 21 Agreement
Consultation Article 15 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 22 Agreement
Non-Affection Article 18 Agreement
Territorial application Article 20 Agreement
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 6 June 2003 concerning the signature of the Agreements between the European Union and the United States of America on extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters; OJ L181 of 19/07/2003, p.27
Competence EU Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EU: Article 24, 38

Last Update :   27/11/2009