Extradition Treaty Law and Procedure – Part 31

Multilateral Conventions that Extend List of Extraditable Offenses

The United States has become a party to many multilateral conventions. These conventions provide that the offenses with which they deal are automatically extraditable offenses between the countries that are parties to the conventions. The following is a listing of conventions with which the United States is a party:

  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (Hague);
  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation (Montreal);
  • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation (Montreal);
  • Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Vienna) (1988 Vienna Drug Convention);
  • Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (1972 Protocol to Single Convention);
  • Convention to Prevent and Punish Acts of Terrorism Taking the Form of Crimes Against Persons and Related Extortion that are of International Significance (O.A.S);
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, Including Diplomatic Agents (United Nations);
  • International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages (United Nations);
  • Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (United Nations);
  • Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (United Nations);
  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (Rome);
  • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf (Rome);
  • Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (O.E.C.D.);
  • Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (O.A.S.);
  • Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and other Related Materials (O.A.S.);
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings (United Nations);
  • International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (United Nations);
  • United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime;
  • Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime; and
  • Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.
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