EU-USA: Status of ratifications on EU-USA Agreements on extradition and mutual legal assistance and bilateral instruments

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Council doc (pdf)

Full-text of the Agreements (pdf)

Statewatch analysis (link)

The two Agreements signed by the EU and USA on 25 June 2003 still have to be ratified by both sides - the US side will not start until the procedures in the EU member states are completed. Twelve of the member states in the old EU of 15 had to go through constitutional procedures as did the ten new states. Twelve member states still have to complete constitutional procedures. And although all 25 member states have signed the accompanying bilateral instruments with the USA the majority still have to ratify these. It is interesting to note that had the agreement on extradition been in place EU government could request the extradition of suspected CIA agents operating in the EU.

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