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China; Mexico: Extradition Treaty Ratified

(June 19, 2012) Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (Héctor Vargas, México y China Ratifican Tratado de Extradicción, EL FINANCIERO (June 11, 2012) [cut and past article title in Google if link inoperative].)

The Attorney General noted that with this extradition treaty, signed in Beijing on July 31, 2008, both countries agreed to extradite persons located within their respective territories who are wanted in the other country for purposes of the initiation of a criminal trial or enforcement of a judgment against them. (Id.) She added that extraditions will be carried out on the basis of the principles of respect for sovereignty, equality, and common benefit. (Id.)

The Attorney General's Office stated that the signing of this treaty bolstered the two countries' joint work “on administration of justice guaranteeing better results in matters of investigation and prosecution of crimes.” (Id.)