By Law N° 2021-302 of March 22, 2021, France authorizes the approval of the extradition agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Initially, the agreement was signed on January 27, 2019, stipulating new terms on extradition in order to replace the provisions of the agreement between France and Algeria relating to the exequatur and extradition of August 27, 1964.
This agreement aims to establish enhanced and more effective cooperation between Algeria and France in the fight against crime, leading to the effective and faster surrender of wanted persons in order to prosecute them or have their prison sentence served.
Compared to the 1964 agreement, the new treaty presents several advances.
It updates and clarifies the reasons justifying refusals to extradite, in particular when the person faces the death penalty,
or when the surrender of a person could have very serious consequences for the latter, in particular because of their age or /and their health.
More importantly, the procedure is simplified for extradition requests for tax offenses, which are currently based on a binding exchange of letters mechanism.