[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book I)]
[June 11, 1998]
[Page 940]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

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Message to the Senate Transmitting the Austria-United States Extradition 
Treaty With Documentation
June 11, 1998

To the Senate of the United States:
    With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to 
ratification, I transmit herewith the Extradition Treaty Between the 
Government of the United States of America and the Government of the 
Republic of Austria, signed at Washington on January 8, 1998.
    In addition, I transmit, for the information of the Senate, the 
report of the Department of State with respect to the Treaty. As the 
report explains, the Treaty will not require implementing legislation.
    This Treaty will, upon entry into force, enhance cooperation between 
the law enforcement communities of both countries. It will thereby make 
a significant contribution to international law enforcement efforts. 
This Treaty will supersede and significantly improve upon the Treaty 
between the Government of the United States and the Government of 
Austria for the extradition of fugitives from justice, signed at Vienna 
on January 31, 1930, and the Supplementary Extradition Convention signed 
at Vienna on May 19, 1934.
    The provisions in this Treaty follow generally the form and content 
of extradition treaties recently concluded by the United States.
    I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration 
to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification.

                                                      William J. Clinton

The White House,

June 11, 1998.