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Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978

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5Power to apply provisions of Act to non-convention countries

(1)In the case of any country which, not being a convention country, is either—

(a)a designated Commonwealth country within the meaning of the [1967 c. 68.] Fugitive Offenders Act 1967 ; or

(b)a foreign state with which there is in force an arrangement of the kind described in section 2 of the [1870 c. 52.] Extradition Act 1870 with respect to the surrender to that state of fugitive criminals ; or

(c)a United Kingdom dependency within the meaning of the Fugitive Offenders Act 1967,

the Secretary of State may by order direct—

(i)in the case of a country within paragraph (a) or (b) above, that all or any of the provisions of this Act which would, apart from this section, apply only in relation to convention countries shall apply in relation to that country (subject to such exceptions, if any, as may be specified in the order) as they apply in relation to a convention country; or

(ii)in the case of a country within paragraph (c) above, that the provisions of section 4 above shall so apply in relation to that country;

and while such an order is in force in the case of any country, the provisions in question shall apply in relation to it accordingly.

(2)The Secretary of State may, at any time when the Republic of Ireland is not a convention country, by order direct that section 4 above shall apply in relation to the Republic as if it were a convention country; and while such an order is in force, that section shall apply in relation to the Republic accordingly.

(3)An order under subsection (2) above shall, unless previously revoked, cease to have effect if the Republic of Ireland subsequently becomes a convention country.

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