Developments in U.S.-Mexico Extradition (IVC)

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Saturday, April 1, 2000
Rodrigo Labardini
In sharp contrast with the past, extradition and irregular rendition between Mexico and the United States has steadily been growing since 1995. However, in spite of some progress, a major question still remains to be settled by Mexico’s Supreme Court: the extradition from Mexico of Mexican nationals. Additionally, entry into force of two agreements related with extradition will require the cooperation of the Legislative and Executive branches of both countries. Extradition between Mexico and the U.S. is by no means a new subject. The first Extradition Treaty was executed on December 11, 1861. The second Treaty was signed on February 22, 1899, and amended on three separate occasions in order to incorporate new extraditable offenses…[more]