(1) Either Contracting Party may authorize transit through its
territory of a person surrendered to the other by a third State. The
Contracting Party requesting transit shall provide the transit State, through
diplomatic channels, with a request for transit which shall contain a
description of the person being transited and a brief statement of the facts of
the case. No such authorization is required where air transportation is used
and no landing is scheduled on the territory of the other Contracting Party.
(2) If an unscheduled landing on the territory of the other Contracting
Party occurs, transit shall be subject to the provisions of paragraph (1) of
this Article. That Contracting Party may detain the person to be transited
for a period up to 96 hours while awaiting the request for transit.
Expenses and Assistance
(1) Expenses incurred in the territory of the Requested State by
reason of extradition, up to the moment of surrender of the person to be
extradited, shall be borne by that State.
Scope of Application
This Treaty shall apply to extraditable offenses under this Treaty
committed before as well as after the date this Treaty enters into force.
Ratification and Entry into Force
(1) This Treaty shall be subject to ratification; the instruments of
ratification shall be exchanged at Bangkok as soon as possible.
(2) This Treaty shall enter into force 30 days after the exchange of
the instruments of ratification.
(3) On entry into force of this Treaty, the Treaty of Extradition
between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand signed
at Bangkok on December 30, 1922 shall cease to have effect, provided that
any extradition proceedings pending in the Requested State at the time this
Treaty enters into force shall remain effective thereafter.
Either Contracting Party may terminate this treaty at any time by
giving written notice to the other Party, and the termination shall be
effective six months after the date of receipt of such notice. Such
termination shall not prejudice any extradition proceedings commenced
prior to the giving of such notice.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized
by their respective Governments, have signed this Treaty.
Done in duplicate at Washington on 14 December 1983 in the Thai
and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.
For the Government of the For the Government of the
Kingdom of Thailand United States of America
(Siddhi Savetsila) (William French Smith)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Attorney General of the
of Thailand United States of America