Extradition Treaty with the Republic of ChileSenate Consideration of Treaty Document 113-6
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[Senate Treaty Document 113-6] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] 113th Congress 2d Session SENATE Treaty Doc. 113-6 _______________________________________________________________________ EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE __________ 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 ---------- 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 The Treaty would replace the outdated extradition treaty between the United States and Chile, signed at Santiago on April 17, 1900 (the ``1900 Treaty'').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 ---------- 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. [GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT]