[74] Some covenants have been implemented by Congress in federal law and provide for direct involvement of the federal government in matters covered by the pact, such as for example. B the Interstate Agreement on Detainers[75], which applies to the transfer of prisoners convicted for unrelated trials. Intergovernmental covenants are different from uniform acts, which are model statutes drawn up by non-governmental organizations of legal experts and adopted independently by State legislators, instead of constituting an agreement between several States. While intergovernmental pacts are binding treaties between contracting states, pact treaties approved by Congress also become federal law.

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