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Agreement on extradition between the European Union and the United States of America

The European Union (EU) and the United States of America (U.S) signed an agreement on extradition, which entered into force on 1 February 2010. The agreement supplements the bilateral extradition treaties between EU countries and the U.S. and enhances cooperation in the context of applicable extradition relations. This agreement provides conditions relating to the extradition of...
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Council Decision 2003/335/JHA of 8 May 2003 on the investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

In the early 1990s, the genocide in Rwanda shocked the entire world. More than 800 000 men, women and children were put to death in a very brief time between April and July 1994. The...
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Council Decision 2003/170/JHA of 27 February 2003 on the common use of liaison officers posted abroad by the law enforcement agencies of the Member States

The purpose of this Decision is to create a common framework for liaison officers seconded from the Member States with the aim of improving cooperation in preventing and combating all forms of...
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Council Decision of 28 November 2002 setting up a European Network for the Protection of Public Figures

The protection of visiting public figures is the responsibility of the host European Union (EU) country. Following a Council recommendation of 6 December 2001 setting a common scale for...
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Council framework Decision 2002/946/JHA of 28 November 2002 on the strengthening of the penal framework to prevent the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence

Common action between European Union (EU) countries in the fields of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters is necessary for the creation of an area of freedom, security and justice....
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Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States

The first instrument implementing the principle of mutual recognition replaced the extradition system among the Member States of the EU. Judicial authorities are thus required to recognise and...
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Council Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA of 13 June 2002 on joint investigation teams

The Member States meeting in Tampere in 1999 called for joint investigation teams to be set up without delay with a view to combating trafficking in drugs and human beings, as well as...
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