European Convention on Extradition
The European Convention on Extradition is a multilateral treaty on extradition drawn in 1957 up by the member states of the Council of Europe and in force between all of them. The Convention is also available for signature by non-members which as of January 2012 are Israel, South Africa and South Korea. Prior to the introduction of the European Arrest Warrant, the Convention governed extradition between member states of the European Union.
|Signed||13 December 1957|
|Effective||18 April 1960|
|Parties||50 (all member states of the Council of Europe, Israel, South Africa and South Korea)|
|Depositary||Secretary General of the Council of Europe|
|Languages||English and French|
There are 4 additional protocols to the convention that vary the conditions signed up to by individual states.
- Text of the Convention from the Council of Europe Treaty Office.
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