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Article Comparison - Third Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition

Article 2
Initiation of the procedure

1. When the person sought is the subject of a request for provisional arrest in accordance with Article 16 of the Convention, the extradition referred to in Article 1 of this Protocol shall not be subject to the submission of a request for extradition and supporting documents in accordance with Article 12 of the Convention. The following information provided by the requesting Party shall be regarded as adequate by the requested Party for the purpose of applying Articles 3 to 5 of this Protocol and for taking its final decision on extradition under the simplified procedure:

a. the identity of the person sought, including his or her nationality or nationalities when available;

b. the authority requesting the arrest;

c. the existence of an arrest warrant or other document having the same legal effect or of an enforceable judgment, as well as a confirmation that the person is sought in accordance with Article 1 of the Convention;

d. the nature and legal description of the offence, including the maximum penalty or the penalty imposed in the final judgment, including whether any part of the judgment has already been enforced;

e. information concerning lapse of time and its interruption;

f. a description of the circumstances in which the offence was committed, including the time, place and degree of involvement of the person sought;

g. in so far as possible, the consequences of the offence;

h. in cases where extradition is requested for the enforcement of a final judgment, whether the judgment was rendered in absentia.

2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, supplementary information may be requested if the information provided for in the said paragraph is insufficient to allow the requested Party to decide on extradition.

3. In cases where the requested Party has received a request for extradition in accordance with Article 12 of the Convention, this Protocol shall apply mutatis mutandis.