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‘1/1 Volume V Koweit Saudi Relations’ [‎188v] (385/648)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (320 folios). It was created in 17 Apr 1936-20 Oct 1938. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Enclosure 3 in No. 11 . 2 .
Extradition Treaty between Iraq and Nejd and Hejaz.
(Translation.)
In the name of God, the Merciful, the C ompassionate!
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HIS Maiesty the King of Iraq, of the one part, and
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part;
His Majesty the King of Hejaz and Nejd and Dependencies, of the other
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Desirous of concluding a treaty relative to the sui render of offenders,
fugitives from justice, who escape from the Kingdom of Iraq into the Kingdom
of Hejaz and Nejd and Dependencies and from the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd
and Dependencies into the Kingdom of Iraq;
Have appointed as their plenipotentiaries :
His Majesty the King of Iraq :
His Excellency Nuri Pasha A1 Said, Prime Minister;
His Majesty the King of Hejaz and Nejd and Dependencies:
His Royal Highness Emir Feisal-bin-Abdul Aziz-bin-Abdul
Rahman-al-Saud. Viceroy and Minister for Foreign Affairs;
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who, having communicated their powers, found in good and due form, have
agreed as follows : —
Article 1.
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The Government of Hejaz and Nejd and Dependencies undertakes to
surrender to the Government of Iraq any Iraqi nationals who, having committed
within the frontiers of Iraq any of the offences mentioned in article 3 of this
treaty, are found within the frontiers of the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd and
Dependencies.
Article 2.
The Iraq Government undertakes to surrender to the Government of Hejaz
and Nejd and Dependencies any nationals of the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd and
Dependencies who, having committed within the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd
and Dependencies any of the offences mentioned in article 3 of this treaty, are
found within the frontiers of the Kingdom of Iraq.
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Article 3.
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The surrender of political offenders shall not be permissible. The °ff ences : yg 10
in respect of which offenders should be surrendered (and which are not to bejj^^
regarded as political offences) are: Brigandage, theft, robbery, plunder, murder,
wounding, raiding “or" (? and) severe assault, whether the offender be an
individual or a group (of individuals) and whether the offence be directed against
an individual or a group (of individuals).
Any attempt against the person of either of their Majesties or against an)
member of their respective families shall not be deemed a political offence.
Article 4.
A demand for extradition made by the Iraq Government shall be addressed
to the competent authority of the Government of Hejaz and Nejd and
Dependencies, and should be accompanied by the following documents: —
(a) Description sheet of the offender and any information available for his
identification.
Short summary of the offence committed by the offender.
Copy of any court judgment already passed against the offender if he
has already been convicted.
All the above documents shall bear the seal of the competent authorities.

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Correspondence and papers concerning negotiations over the drafting of trade, Bon Voisinage and extradition treaties between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, in an effort to lift the trade blockade, imposed upon Kuwait at the orders of the King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd). The volume is a direct chronological continuation of ‘1/1 Volume IV Koweit Saudi Relations’ (IOR/R/15/5/112), and includes:

  • Multiple drafts in both Arabic and English of a ‘Regulation for the Control of Caravans and Traders between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’.
  • A copy of Al-Waqayah [Iraq Government Gazette] dated 1936 (ff 191-200), and a printed copy of the extradition agreement between Saudi Arabia and the Government of Iraq (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), dated 1931 (ff 201-207).
  • Multiple drafts in both Arabic and English of Bon Voisinage and extradition treaties between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: the Kuwait Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. (Captain Gerald Simpson DeGaury); the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (Lieutenant-Colonel Trenchard William Craven Fowle); the British Government’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (Andrew Ryan; Reader William Bullard); the Ruler of Kuwait (Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ); Foreign and India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. representatives in London.

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1 volume (320 folios)
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The volume’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 318; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the first and last leading and ending flyleaves.

Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 4-315, and ff 28-315; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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