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             EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

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                                MESSAGE

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                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

    EXTRADITION TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE 
 REPUBLIC OF SERBIA (THE ``TREATY''), SIGNED AT BELGRADE ON AUGUST 15, 
                                  2016

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 January 17, 2017.--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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                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                 The White House, January 17, 2017.
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 United States of America and the Republic of 
Serbia (the ``Treaty''), signed at Belgrade on August 15, 2016. 
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 Treaty between the United 
States of America and the Kingdom of Servia for the Mutual 
Extradition of Fugitives from Justice, signed October 25, 1901 
(the ``1901 Treaty''), which applies to the Republic of Serbia 
as a successor state to the former Socialist Federal Republic 
of Yugoslavia. 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, cyber-related crimes, and other newer 
offenses not appearing on the 1901 Treaty list. The Treaty also 
provides that extradition shall not be refused based on the 
nationality of the person sought and contains a modernized 
``political offense'' clause. Finally, the Treaty incorporates 
a series of procedural improvements to streamline and expedite 
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, January 3, 2017.
The President,
The White House.
    Dear Mr. President: I have the honor to submit to you the 
Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of 
Serbia on Extradition, signed at Belgrade on August 15, 2016 
(the ``Treaty''). Upon its entry into force, the Treaty would 
replace the Treaty between the United States of America and the 
Kingdom of Servia for the Mutual Extradition of Fugitives from 
Justice, signed October 25, 1901 (``the 1901 Treaty''), which 
applies to the Republic of Serbia as a successor state to the 
former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 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 and 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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