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[Senate Treaty Document 113-6]
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113th Congress
2d Session                      SENATE                     Treaty Doc.
113-6
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             EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              transmitting

   EXTRADITION TREATY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF 
                   AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE

              


September 17, 2014.--Treaty was read the first time, and together with 
the accompanying papers, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations 
          and ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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To the Senate of the United States:
    I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the 
Senate to ratification, the Extradition Treaty between the 
Government of the United States of America and the Government 
of the Republic of Chile (the ``Treaty''), signed at Washington 
on June 5, 2013. I also transmit, for the information of the 
Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to 
the Treaty.
    The Treaty would replace the outdated extradition treaty 
between the United States and Chile, signed at Santiago on 
April 17, 1900 (the ``1900 Treaty''). The Treaty follows 
generally the form and content of other extradition treaties 
recently concluded by the United States. It would replace an 
outmoded list of extraditable offenses with a modern ``dual 
criminality'' approach, which would enable extradition for such 
offenses as money laundering and other newer offenses not 
appearing on the list from the 1900 Treaty. The Treaty also 
contains a modernized ``political offense'' clause and provides 
that extradition shall not be refused based on the nationality 
of the person sought. Finally, the Treaty incorporates a series 
of procedural improvements to streamline and speed the 
extradition process.
    I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable 
consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to 
its ratification.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, September 17, 2014.
    
    
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                                       Department of State,
                                        Washington, March 10, 2014.
The President,
The White House.
    Dear Mr. President: I have the honor to submit to you the 
Extradition Treaty between the Government of the United States 
of America and the Government of the Republic of Chile 
(``Treaty''), signed at Washington, on June 5, 2013. Upon its 
entry into force, the Treaty would replace the Treaty between 
the United States of America and the Republic of Chile 
providing for the extradition of fugitives from justice, signed 
at Santiago on April 17, 1900 (``1900 Treaty''). I recommend 
that the Treaty be transmitted to the Senate for its advice and 
consent to ratification.
    The Treaty follows generally the form and content of other 
extradition treaties recently concluded by the United States. 
It is an important part of a concerted effort by the Department 
of State and the Department of Justice to modernize the legal 
tools available for the extradition of serious offenders. The 
Treaty is self-executing. It will not require implementing 
legislation.
    An overview of the Treaty, including a detailed article-by-
article analysis, is enclosed with this report. The Department 
of Justice joins the Department of State in favoring approval 
of the Treaty by the Senate at the earliest possible date.
    Respectfully submitted,
                                                     John F. Kerry.
    Enclosures: As stated.
    
    
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