19 May 2009
Supplementary Article to the Treaty
Great Britain and Siam
of September 3, 1883, relative to Extradition.
Signed at Bangkok, November 36, 1885.
The Governments of Great Britain and Siam, considering that it is desirable to extend the arrangements for the mutual extradition of certain classes of offenders provided in Article VI of the Treaty between Great Britain and Siam signed at Bangkok on the 3rd September, 1883, have agreed to the present Supplementary Article.
1. If any persons accused or convicted of any of the crimes mentioned in the Annex of the Treaty between Great Britain and Siam signed at Bangkok on the 3rd September, 1883, in any of the territories of the King of Siam conterminous with British Burmah, escape into British territory, the British authorities and police shall use their best endeavours to apprehend them. Such persons, when apprehended, shall, if Siamese subjects or subjects of any third Power according to the Extradition Law for the time being in force in British India, be delivered over to the Siamese authorities of the province in which the crime was committed, and if British subjects, they shall either be delivered over to the British Consul-General at Bangkok, or shall be dealt with by the British authorities as the Chief Commissioner of British Burmah, or any officer duly authorized by him in this behalf, may decide.
If any persons accused or convicted of any of the crimes mentioned in the Annex to the said Treaty in British territory escape into the territories of His Majesty the King of Siam conterminous with British Burmah, the Siamese authorities and police shall use their best endeavours to apprehend them; such persons, when apprehended, shall, if British subjects, be delivered over to the nearest British authorities, according to the Extradition Law for the time being in force in Siam. If Siamese subjects, or if subjects of any third Power not having Treaty relations with Siam, they shall either be delivered over to the British authorities, or shall be dealt with by the Siamese authorities as the latter may decide, alter consultation with the British Consul-General at Bangkok.
2. In the present Supplementary Article the expression “the territories of His
Majesty the King of Siam conterminous with British Burmah” means the Provinces of
Tark or Raheng, Uthaithani, Kanburi, Rathburi, Petchaburi, Pranburi, Prachuep-KhiriKhan or Kui, Prathiu, Chumphon, Bangtaphan or Kamnot, Nophakbun, Kraburi, and Ranong.
3. It is agreed that identical definitions of the crimes mentioned in the Annex to the said Treaty shall be adopted by the High Contracting Parties.
4. It is further agreed that the present Supplementary Article shall be considered as forming part of the Treaty between Great Britain and Siam signed at Bangkok on the 3rd September, 1883, and that it shall have the same force and validity as if it were inserted therein word for word.
It shall come into operation six months after its signature.
5. The High Contracting Parties may, by common consent, adopt any modification of the provisions of the present Supplementary Article which experience may show to be desirable.
6. The present Supplementary Article has been executed in English and Siamese, both versions having the same meaning; but it is agreed that in the event of any question arising as to the construction thereof, the English text shall be accepted as conveying its true meaning and intention.
In witness whereof, the Undersigned, duly authorized thereto by their respective Governments, have signed the present Supplementary Article, and have affixed thereto their seals.
Done in Bangkok in quadruplicate (two in Siamese and two in English), this 30th day of November, 1885, corresponding to Monday, the 9th day of waning moon of the 12th month Katikamas of the year Raka, 7th of the decade 1247 of the Siamese astronomical era.
(L.S.) ERNEST MASON SAT0W.
(L.S.) DEVAWONQS VARAPRAKAR.