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[Senate Treaty Document 114-10]
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 114th Congress   }                               {       Treaty Doc.
                                 SENATE
 2d Session       }                               {         114-10                     
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        EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   EXTRADITION TREATY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF 
AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (THE ``TREATY''), 
              SIGNED AT SANTO DOMINGO ON JANUARY 12, 2015

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 February 10, 2016.--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
          
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                         U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE 

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                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                The White House, February 10, 2016.
To the Senate of the United States:
    With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the 
Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Extradition 
Treaty between the Government of the United States of America 
and the Government of the Dominican Republic (the ``Treaty''), 
signed at Santo Domingo on January 12, 2015. 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 extradition treaty between the 
United States and the Dominican Republic, signed at Santo 
Domingo on June 19, 1909. 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. 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 
ratification.

                                                      Barack Obama.
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                                       Department of State,
                                      Washington, December 4, 2015.
The President,
The White House.
    The 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 Dominican Republic, signed 
at Santo Domingo on January 12, 2015 (the ``Treaty''). Upon its 
entry into force, the Treaty would replace the Extradition 
Treaty between the United States of America and the Dominican 
Republic of June 19, 1909 (``the 1909 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.

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