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Actions (7)

Date Senate Actions
12/19/2001Resolution of advice and consent to ratification agreed to in Senate by Division Vote.
12/19/2001Treaty moved through its parliamentary stages up to and including presentation of the resolution of advice and consent to ratification.
12/19/2001Considered by Senate By uanimous consent.
12/14/2001Reported favorably by Senator Biden, Committee on Foreign Relations with printed Ex. Rept.107-3 and a resolution of advice and consent to ratification with three conditions. Executive Calendar No. 4.
12/12/2001Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.; and with three conditions.
09/12/2000Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 106-660.
02/10/2000Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations by unanimous consent.

Titles

Formal Title: Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Moscow on June 17, 1999, and a related exchange of notes.

Short Title: Treaty with Russia on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters


Resolution Text

As approved by division vote:

(Resolved, two-thirds of the Senate present concurring therein),

The Senate advises and consents to the ratification of the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Washington on June 17, 1999 (Treaty Doc. 106 in this resolution referred to as the "Treaty"), subject to the conditions in section 2.

SEC. 2. CONDITIONS.

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following conditions:

(1) Treaty interpretation.The Senate reaffirms condition (8) of the resolution of ratification of the Document Agreed Among the States Parties to the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) of November 19, 1990 (adopted at Vienna on May 31 1996), approved by the Senate on May 14, 1997 (relating to condition (1) of the resolution of ratification of the INF Treaty, approved by the Senate on May 27, 1988).

(2) Limitation on assistance.Pursuant to the right of the United States under the Treaty to deny legal assistance under the Treaty that would prejudice the essential public policy or interests of the United States, the United States shall deny any request for such assistance if the Central Authority of the United States (as designated in Article 3(2) of the Treaty), after consultation with all appropriate intelligence, anti_narcotic, and foreign policy agencies, has specific information that a senior Government official of the requesting party who will have access to information to be provided as part of such assistance is engaged in a felony, including the facilitation of the production or distribution of illegal drugs.

(3) Supremacy of the Constitution.Nothing in the Treaty requires or authorizes the enactment of legislation or the taking of any other action by the United States that is prohibited by the Constitution of the United States as interpreted by the United States.


Related Documents

Related Documents

Ex.Rept. 107-3


Index Terms

106-22
Russia
Russian Federation
criminal matters
legal assistance
t.doc. 106-22