Dominican Republic and the U. S. discuss new extradition treaty
SANTO DOMINGO. The ambassador of the United States, James Brewster, guaranteed the preservation of the respect of the human rights of any person who is accused under the new extradition treaty that will be signed between his country and the Dominican Republic once the revision of the current treaty, which dates from 1909, is included.
He said this yesterday in the Chancellery at the beginning of the final discussions of the project which is underway between delegations from the Dominican Republic and the United States, which will continue until tomorrow.
Brewster explained that the revision consists in updating the current agreement and he stressed that many crimes have appeared in recent times and should be included. Among these crimes are those of high technology, terrorism and murder for hire (called ‘sicariato’ in Spanish).
The Extradition Treaty between the United States and the Dominican Republic has been in place since 19 June 1909. The governments of both countries have been discussing the signing of a new agreement for more than three months.
The proposal is seeking a more efficient cooperation, suggesting in detail the requirements and procedures for the handing over of persons requested in extradition, including requests for provisional arrests.
For the Dominican Republic representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Attorney General’s office and the Judicial Consultant of the Executive Power are taking part. For the United States, there are personnel from the Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Embassy.
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