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Decree No. 583/98 (PEN) granting a request for extradition and authorizing immediate transfer to the Republic of Croatia of a naturalized Argentine citizen, 15 May 1998 (entered into force on 27 May 1998)

This decree authorizes the immediate handing over to Croatia of a naturalized Argentine citizen, Dinko Ljubomir Sakic, to stand trial in Zagreb. The decree was adopted in accordance with a decision handed down by an Argentine federal court on 4 May 1998. The extradition request was based on alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the defendant against the civilian population. Sakic was extradited on the basis of Law No.24.767 on international cooperation in criminal matters, as there was no extradition treaty between Argentina and Croatia.

Decree No. 619/98 (PEN) denying the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia's request for the extradition of a naturalized Argentine citizen, 2 June 1998 (entered into force on 18 June 1998)

This decree denied the request for the extradition of Dinko Ljubomir Sakic to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Basing themselves on the same facts as those cited in the Croatian request, the Yugoslavs requested Sakic's extradition to face charges of genocide. The request was denied because the facts were considered similar to those mentioned in the request from Croatia and because Croatia's request had already been granted. Argentina's decision was based on Law No. 24.767 on international cooperation in criminal matters, as there was no extradition treaty between Argentina and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Decree No. 980/98 (PEN) issued following a petition for extradition of a Croatian citizen presented by the Republic of Croatia, 21 August 1998 (entered into force 12 September 1998)

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Croatia both requested the extradition of a Croatian citizen (Esperanza Tambic De Bilanovic Sakic). Croatia's request was based on alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the defendant, while the request from Yugoslavia was based on alleged acts of genocide. Both requests were, however, based on the same set of facts. On the basis of Article 15 of the Law No. 24.767 on cooperation in criminal matters, the request from Croatia was the one that was granted.