Exchange of the Instruments of Ratification of the Treaty between Japan and the Kingdom of Thailand on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and on Co-operation in the Enforcement of Sentences
July 29, 2010
- The Instruments of Ratification of the Treaty between Japan and the Kingdom of Thailand on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and on Co-operation in the Enforcement of Sentences (Japan-Thailand Treaty on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons) were exchanged in Tokyo on July 29 (Thu) between Mr. Osamu Fujimura, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to Japan.
- This Treaty was signed at Phuket, Thailand, on July 22, 2009, after the two countries reached agreement in substance in October 2008 following bilateral consultations conducted since November 2007.
- In order to provide the opportunity for Japanese persons sentenced in Thailand and Thai persons sentenced in Japan to serve their sentence in their home countries, this Treaty provides procedures to transfer the sentenced persons on whom the sentence of imprisonment has been imposed by a court of the other country back to their own country under certain conditions. This is the first time for the Government of Japan to conclude a bilateral treaty on the transfer of sentenced persons. The conclusion of the Treaty is expected to contribute to facilitating the rehabilitation and social reintegration of these sentenced persons.
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