International Criminal Defense Lawyers
Transnational Criminal Defense

Locations

Testimonials

Social Media

International & Transnational Criminal Defense
     Cases
     Blog
     Global News

Federal Criminal Defense:

     Cases
     Be Proactive
     Video
     Blog
     Federal News

Interpol Red Notice Removal:
     Types of Notices
     Notice Removal
     Video
     Blog
     Interpol News

International Extradition Defense:
     Cases
     Be Proactive
     Video
     Blog
     Extradition News

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal:
     SDN Removal
     Video
     Blog
     OFAC News

U.S. Seizure Foreign-Owned Assets:
     Cases
     Video

International Criminal Court Defense:
     About the Court
     Cases
     ICC News

Visa Refusals - National Security, Foreign Policy:
     Cases

Consultation

Attorneys Fees

Ethics-Legal Ability

Press Coverage

Home
INTERNATIONAL EXTRADITION DEFENSE LAWYERS: CASES

At a recent international seminar for law enforcement, the Director of the FBI referred to his agency as THE global law enforcement agency. The FBI takes a very aggressive extra-territorial approach to their criminal cases.

Extradition refers to the formal process by which an individual is delivered from the country where he is located, the requested country, to the requesting country, in order to face criminal prosecution, or if already convicted, to serve a sentence. The participants in extradition are therefore the two countries and the individual who is the subject of the proceedings.

Our firm challenges international extradition cases where the FBI or other U.S. federal law enforcement agencies seek to extradite any person, located anywhere in the world, based on allegations that a U.S. federal criminal statute has been violated. The firm fights international extradition requests whether the U.S. is the requesting or requested country.

See here for additional information regarding extradition treaty law and procedure and international extradition.

We also have experience in dealing with Interpol, and understand the inter-relationship that Interpol’s “Red Notice” brings to bear on International Extradition matters. For information regarding Interpol, go here.

The firm's global practice has included cases involving United Kingdom (London), Kuwait, Greece, Poland, Mozambique, British Virgin Islands, Netherlands, Bahamas, Liechtenstein, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Costa Rica, Taiwan, France, Finland, Mexico, Hungary, Canada, Japan, Netherland Antilles, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.

One of our firm partners is an internationally recognized expert in International Extradition and is the author of International Extradition Blog.

The United States currently has extradition treaties in force with over 120 countries. See the up-to-date list below.

Whether there is an extradition treaty in place or not, the U.S. Supreme Court has said that it is legally proper for a U.S. federal agent to kidnap an individual from a foreign country, even if in contravention of that country’s local law. The kidnapping is not the basis for dismissal of the U.S. charges. Tricking, lying, and deceiving by federal agents is also allowed.

Country Date Originally Signed Entered Into Force
Albania Mar. 1, 1933 Nov. 14, 1935
Anguilla (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Antigua & Barbuda June 3, 1996 July 1, 1999
Argentina June 10, 1997 June 15, 2000
Australia May 14, 1974 May 8, 1976
Australia Protocol Sep. 4, 1990 Dec. 21, 1992
Austria Jan. 8, 1998 Jan. 1, 2000
Austria Protocol (EU) July 20, 2005 Feb. 1, 2010
Bahamas Mar. 9, 1990 Sept 22, 1994
Barbados Feb. 28, 1996 Mar. 3, 2000
Belgium Apr. 27, 1987 Sep. 1, 1997
Belgium Protocol (EU) Dec. 16, 2004 Feb. 1, 2010
Belize Mar. 30, 2000 Mar. 27, 2001
Bermuda (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Bolivia June 27, 1995 Nov. 21, 1996
Bosnia & Herzegovina
(former Yugoslvia- Under Review)
Oct. 25, 1901 June 12, 1902
Brazil
Jan. 13, 1961

Dec. 17, 1964
Brazil
Protocol
June 18, 1962 Dec. 17, 1964
British Virgin Islands (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Bulgaria Sep. 19, 2007 May 21, 2009
Burma (Myanmar) (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 Nov. 1, 1941
Canada Dec. 3, 1971 Mar. 22, 1976
Canada
Exchange of Notes

June 28, 1974
July 9, 1974

Mar. 22, 1976
Canada
Supplementary

Supplementary

Jan 11, 1988
Jan. 12, 2001

Nov. 26, 1991
Apr. 30, 2003
Cayman Islands (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Chile Apr. 17, 1900 June 26, 1902
Chile Jan. 12, 2010
China (Hong Kong) Dec. 20, 1996 Jan. 21, 1998
Colombia Sep. 14, 1979 Mar. 4, 1982
Congo (France) Jan. 6, 1909 July 27, 1911
Congo (France)
Supplementary

Supplementary

Jan. 15, 1929
Apr. 23, 1936

May 19, 1929
Sep. 24, 1936
Costa Rica Dec. 4, 1982 Oct. 11, 1991
Croatia (Former Yugoslavia- Under Review) Oct. 25, 1901 June 12, 1902
Cuba Apr. 6, 1904 Mar. 2, 1905
Cuba
Supplementary

Jan. 14, 1926

June 18, 1926
Cyprus June 17, 1996 Sep. 14, 1999
Cyprus Protocol (EU) Jan. 20, 2006 Feb. 1, 2010
Czech Republic (Former Czechoslavakia- Under Review) July 2, 1925 Mar. 29, 1926
Czech Republic
Supplementary
(Former Czechoslavakia- Under Review)
Supplementary (EU)

Apr. 29, 1935
May 16, 2006

Aug. 28, 1935
Feb. 1, 2010
Denmark June 22, 1972 July 31, 1974
Denmark Protocol (EU) June 23, 2005 Feb. 1, 2010
Dominica Oct. 10, 1996 May 25, 2000
Dominican Republic June 19, 1909 Aug. 2, 1910
Ecuador June 28, 1872 Nov. 12, 1873
Ecuador
Supplementary

Sep. 22, 1939

May 29, 1941
Egypt Aug. 11, 1874 Apr. 22, 1875
El Salvador Apr. 18, 1911 July 10, 1911
Estonia Feb. 8, 2006 Apr. 7, 2009
European Union June 25, 2003 Feb. 1, 2010
Falkland Islands (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Fiji (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Fiji
Exchange of Notes

July 14, 1972
Aug. 17, 1973

Aug. 17, 1973
Finland June 11, 1976 May 11, 1980
Finland Protocol (EU) Dec. 16, 2004 Feb. 1, 2010
France Apr. 23, 1996 Feb. 1, 2002
France Protocol (EU) Sept. 30, 2004 Feb. 1, 2002
Gambia (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Germany June 20, 1978 Aug. 29, 1980
Germany
Supplementary

Protocol (EU)

Oct. 21, 1986
April 18, 2006

Mar. 11, 1993
Feb. 1, 2010
Ghana (1935 United Kingdom Treaty- Gold Coast) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Gibraltar (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Greece May 6, 1931 Nov. 1, 1932
Greece
Protocol

Protocol (EU)

Sep. 2, 1937
Jan. 18, 2006

Sep. 2, 1937
Feb. 1, 2010
Grenada May 30, 1996 Sep. 14, 1999
Guatemala Feb. 27, 1903 Aug. 15, 1903
Guatemala
Supplementary

Feb. 20, 1940

Mar. 13, 1941
Guyana (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Haiti Aug. 9, 1904 June 28, 1905
Honduras Jan. 15, 1909 July 10, 1912
Honduras
Supplementary

Feb. 21, 1927

June 5, 1928
Hungary Dec. 1, 1994 Mar. 18, 1997
Hungary Protocol (EU)
Nov. 15, 2005

Feb. 1, 2010
Iceland (Denmark) Jan. 6, 1902 Apr. 16, 1902
Iceland (Denmark)
Supplementary

Nov. 6, 1905

Feb. 19, 1906
India June 25, 1997 July 21, 1999
Iraq June 7, 1934 Apr. 23, 1936
Ireland July 13, 1983 Dec. 15, 1984
Ireland Protocol (EU)
July 14, 2005

Feb. 1, 2010
Isle of Man (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Israel Dec. 10, 1962 Dec. 5, 1963
Israel
Protocol

July 6, 2005

Jan. 10, 2007
Italy Oct. 13, 1983 Sep. 24, 1984
Italy Protocol (EU)
May 3, 2006

Feb. 1, 2010
Jamaica June 14, 1983 July 7, 1991
Japan Mar. 3, 1978 Mar. 26, 1980
Jordan Mar. 28, 1995 July 29, 1995
Kenya (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Kenya
Exchange of Notes

May 14, 1965
Aug. 19, 1965


Aug. 19, 1965
Kiribati (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) June 9, 1998 Dec. 20, 1999
Latvia Dec. 7, 2005 Apr. 15, 2009
Lesotho (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Liberia Nov. 1, 1937 Nov. 21, 1939
Liechtenstein May 20, 1936 June 28, 1937
Lithuania Oct. 23, 2001 Mar. 31, 2003
Lithuania Protocol (EU) June 15, 2005 Feb. 1, 2010
Luxembourg Oct. 1, 1996 Feb. 1, 2002
Luxembourg Protocol (EU) Feb. 1, 2005 Feb. 1, 2010
Malawi (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Malawi
Exchange of Notes

Dec. 17, 1966
Jan. 6, 1967
Apr. 4, 1967
Apr. 4, 1967
Malaysia Aug. 3, 1995 June 2, 1997
Malta May 18, 2006 July 1, 2009
Mauritius (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Mexico May 4, 1978 Jan. 25, 1980
Mexico
Protocol

Nov. 13, 1997

May 21, 2001
Monaco Feb. 15, 1939 Mar. 28, 1940
Montserrat (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Nauru (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Netherlands,
Netherlands Antilles, & Aruba
June 24, 1980 Sep. 15, 1983
Netherlands,
Netherlands Antilles, & Aruba Protocol (EU)
Sept. 24, 2004 Feb. 1, 2010
New Zealand Jan. 12, 1970 Dec. 8, 1970
Nicaragua Mar. 1, 1905 July 14, 1907
Nigeria (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Norway June 9, 1977 Mar. 7, 1980
Pakistan (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Panama May 25, 1904 May 8, 1905
Papua New Guinea (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Papua New Guinea Exchange of Notes Feb. 2 and 23, 1988 Feb. 23, 1988
Paraguay Nov. 9, 1998 Mar. 9, 2001
Peru July 26, 2001 Aug. 25, 2003
Philippines Nov. 13, 1994 Nov. 22, 1996
Poland July 10, 1996 Sep. 17, 1999
Poland Protocol (EU) June 9, 2006 Feb. 1, 2010
Portugal May 7, 1908 Nov. 14, 1908
Portugal Protocol (EU) July 14, 2005 Feb. 1, 2010
Romania Sep. 10, 2007 May 8, 2009
St. Helena June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
St. Kitts & Nevis Sep. 18, 1996 Feb. 23, 2000
St. Lucia Apr. 18, 1996 Feb. 2, 2000
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Aug. 15, 1996 Sep. 8, 1999
San Marino Jan. 10, 1906 July 8, 1908
San Marino
Supplementary

Oct. 10, 1934

June 28, 1935
Seychelles (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Sierra Leone (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Singapore (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Singapore
Exchange of Notes

Apr. 23, 1969
June 10, 1969
June 10, 1969
Slovakia (Former Czechoslavakia- Under Review) July 2, 1925 March 29, 1935
Slovakia (Former Czechoslavakia- Under Review)
Supplementary
Protocol (EU)

Apr. 29, 1935
Feb. 6, 2006

Aug. 28, 1935
Feb. 1, 2010
Slovenia (Former Yugoslavia- Under Review) Oct. 25, 1901 June 12, 1902
Slovenia Protocol (EU) Oct. 17, 2005 Feb. 1, 2010
Solomon Islands (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
South Africa Sep. 16, 1999 June 25, 2001
Spain May 29, 1970 June 16, 1971
Spain
Supplementary

Supplementary
Supplementary
Supplementary (EU)

Jan. 25, 1975
Feb. 9, 1988
Mar. 12, 1996
Dec. 17, 2004

June 2, 1978
July 2, 1993
July 25, 1999
Feb. 1, 2010
Sri Lanka Sep. 30, 1999 Jan. 12, 2001
Suriname (The Netherlands) June 2, 1887 July 11, 1889
Suriname (The Netherlands)
Extension

Jan. 18, 1904

Aug. 28, 1904
Swaziland (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Swaziland
Exchange of Notes

May 13, 1970
July 28, 1970
July 28, 1970
Sweden Oct. 24, 1961 Dec. 3, 1963
Sweden
Supplementary

Supplementary (EU)

Mar. 14, 1983
Dec. 12, 2004

Sep. 24, 1984
Feb. 1, 2010
Switzerland Nov. 14, 1990 Sep. 10, 1997
Tanzania (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Tanzania
Exchange of Notes

Nov. 30, 1965
Dec. 6, 1965
Dec. 6, 1965
Thailand Dec. 14, 1983 May 17, 1991
Tonga (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Tonga
Exchange of Notes

Mar. 14, 1977
Apr. 13, 1977
Apr. 13, 1977
Trinidad & Tobago Mar. 4, 1996 Nov. 29, 1999
Turkey June 7, 1979 Jan. 1, 1981
Turks and Caicos June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
Tuvalu (1977 United Kingdom Treaty) June 8, 1972 Jan. 21, 1977
United Kingdom Mar. 31, 2003 Apr. 26, 2007
United Kingdom Protocol (EU) Dec. 16, 2004 Feb. 1, 2010
United Kingdom
Extradition Act of 2003


Nov. 20, 2003
Uruguay Apr. 6, 1973 Apr. 11, 1984
Venezuela Jan. 19 & 21, 1922 Apr. 14, 1923
Zambia (1935 United Kingdom Treaty) Dec. 22, 1931 June 24, 1935
Zimbabwe July 25, 1997 Apr. 26, 2000