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Extradition Act 1989

1989 CHAPTER 33

An Act to consolidate enactments relating to extradition under the Criminal Justice Act 1988, the Fugitive Offenders Act 1967 and the Extradition Acts 1870 to 1935, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.

[27th July 1989]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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C1Act applied in part (with modifications) by S.I. 1991/1699, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) by S.I. 1991/1701, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) by S.I. 1991/1702, art. 4, Sch. 4

Act applied in part (with modifications) by S.I. 1991/1720, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (27.01.1993) by S.I. 1992/3200, art. 4, Sch. 4

Act applied in part (18.8.1997) by S.I. 1997/1176, art. 2

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1760, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1762, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1763, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1764, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1765, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1766, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1767, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1768, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1769, art. 3, Sch. 3

Act applied in part (with modifications) (27.8.2002) by The Extradition (Terrorist Bombings) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1831), art. 3, Sch. 3

C2By Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c.53, SIF 39:1), s. 101(1), Sch. 12 para.23; S.I. 1991/2208, art. 2(1), Sch.1 it is provided (14.10.1991) that in relation to any time before the commencement of s. 70 of that 1991 Act (which came into force on 1.10.1992 by S.I. 1991/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2) references in any enactment by that 1991 Act, to youth courts shall be construed as references to juvenile courts.

Part IE+W+S+N.I. Introductory

GeneralE+W+S+N.I.

1 Liability to extradition.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where extradition procedures under Part III of this Act are available as between the United Kingdom and a foreign state, a person in the United Kingdom who—

(a)is accused in that state of the commission of an extradition crime; or

(b)is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of an extradition crime by a court in that state,

may be arrested and returned to that state in accordance with those procedures.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person in the United Kingdom who is accused of an extradition crime—

(a)in a Commonwealth country designated for the purposes of this subsection under section 5(1) below; or

(b)in a colony,

or who is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of such an offence in any such country or in a colony, may be arrested and returned to that country or colony in accordance with extradition procedures under Part III of this Act.

[F1(2A)Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person in the United Kingdom who—

(a)is accused in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of an extradition crime, or

(b)is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction for such an offence in that Region,

may be arrested and returned to that Region in accordance with extradition procedures under Part III of this Act.]

(3)Where an Order in Council under section 2 of the M1Extradition Act 1870 is in force in relation to a foreign state, Schedule 1 to this Act (the provisions of which derive from that Act and certain associated enactments) shall have effect in relation to that state, but subject to the limitations, restrictions, conditions, exceptions and qualifications, if any, contained in the Order.

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Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 1(2A) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para.1.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 1 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C4s. 1(2) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

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Extradition crimesE+W+S+N.I.

2 Meaning of “extradition crime”.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, except in Schedule 1, “extradition crime” means—

(a)conduct in the territory of a foreign state, a designated Commonwealth country [F2, a colony or the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] which, if it occurred in the United Kingdom, would constitute an offence punishable with imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or any greater punishment, and which, however described in the law of the foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony [F3or of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region], is so punishable under that law;

(b)an extra-territorial offence against the law of a foreign state, designated Commonwealth country or colony [F4, or of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,] which is punishable under that law with imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or any greater punishment, and which satisfies—

(i)the condition specified in subsection (2) below; or

(ii)all the conditions specified in subsection (3) below [F5, or

(iii)the condition specified in subsection (3A) below.]

(2)The condition mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(i) above is that in corresponding circumstances equivalent conduct would constitute an extra-territorial offence against the law of the United Kingdom punishable with imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or any greater punishment.

(3)The conditions mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(ii) above are—

(a)that the foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony [F6or the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] bases its jurisdiction on the nationality of the offender;

(b)that the conduct constituting the offence occurred outside the United Kingdom; and

(c)that, if it occurred in the United Kingdom, it would constitute an offence under the law of the United Kingdom punishable with imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or any greater punishment.

[F7(3A)The condition mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(iii) above is that the conduct constituting the offence constitutes or, if committed in the United Kingdom would constitute—

(a)an offence under section 51 or 58 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes),

(b)an offence under section 52 or 59 of that Act (conduct ancillary to genocide etc. committed outside the jurisdiction), or

(c)an ancillary offence, as defined in section 55 or 62 of that Act, in relation to any such offence.]

(4)For the purposes of [F8this Act, except Schedule 1]

(a)the law of a foreign state, designated Commonwealth country or colony includes the law of any part of it and the law of the United Kingdom includes the law of any part of the United Kingdom;

(b)conduct in a colony or dependency of a foreign state or of a designated Commonwealth country, or a vessel, aircraft or hovercraft of a foreign state or of such a country, shall be treated as if it were conduct in the territory of that state or country; F9. . .

(c) conduct in a vessel, aircraft or hovercraft of a colony of the United Kingdom shall be treated as if it were conduct in that colony [F10 ; and

(d) conduct in a vessel, aircraft or hovercraft of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall be treated as if it were conduct in that Region.][F11; but

(d)reference shall be made to the law of the colony or dependency of a foreign state or of a designated Commonwealth country, and not (where different) to the law of the foreign state or Commonwealth country, to determine the level of punishment applicable to conduct in that colony or dependency.]

[F12(5)References in this section to an offence under any provision of the International Criminal Court Act 2001, or to an offence ancillary to such an offence, include any corresponding offence under the law of Scotland.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F2Words in s. 2(1)(a) substituted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 2(2)(a)(i)

F3Words in s. 2(1)(a) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 2(2)(a)(ii)

F4Words in s. 2(1)(b) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 2(2)(b)

F5S. 2(1)(b)(iii) and the word “or” immediately preceding it inserted (1.9.2001) by 2001 c. 17, s. 72(2) (with ss. 56(2), 63(2), 78); S.I. 2001/2161, art. 2

F6Words in s. 2(3)(a) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 2(3)

F8Words in s. 2(4) substituted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 37(2)(a); S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 Appendix A

F9Word “and” omitted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 2(4)(a)

F10S. 2(4)(d) and word “and” added after paragraph (c) (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 2(4)(b)

F11S. 2(4)(d) and preceding word “but” inserted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, s. 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 37(2)(b); S.I. 1995/127, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 Appendix A

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C5S. 2 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 2 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

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3 Arrangements for availability of Part III procedure.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act “extradition arrangements” means arrangements made with a foreign state under which extradition procedures under Part III of this Act will be available as between the United Kingdom and that state.

(2)For this purpose “foreign state” means any state other than—

(i)the United Kingdom;

(ii)a country mentioned in Schedule 3 to the M2British Nationality Act 1981 (countries whose citizens are Commonwealth citizens);

(iii)a colony; F13. . .

(iv)the Republic of Ireland, [F14; or

(v)the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.]

but a state which is a party to the European Convention on Extradition done at Paris on 13th December 1957 may be treated as a foreign state.

(3)Extradition arrangements may be—

(a)arrangements of a general nature made with one or more states and relating to the operation of extradition procedures under Part III of this Act (in this Act referred to as “general extradition arrangements”); or

(b)arrangements relating to the operation of those procedures in particular cases (in this Act referred to as “special extradition arrangements”) made with a state with which there are no general extradition arrangements.

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Amendments (Textual)

F13Word "or" in s. 3(2) omitted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 3(a).

F14S. 3(2)(v) and word "or" inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 3(b).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6S. 3: definition of "extradition arrangements" applied (E.W.) (1.10.1992) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s. 47(4); S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2.

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4 Orders in Council as to extradition.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where general extradition arrangements have been made, Her Majesty may, by Order in Council reciting or embodying their terms, direct that this Act, so far as it relates to extradition procedures under Part III of this Act, shall apply as between the United Kingdom and the foreign state, or any foreign state, with which they have been made, subject to the limitations, restrictions, exceptions and qualifications, if any, contained in the Order.

(2)An Order in Council under this section shall not be made unless the general extradition arrangements to which it relates—

(a)provide for their determination after the expiration of a notice given by a party to them and not exceeding one year or for their denunciation by means of such a notice; and

(b)are in conformity with the provisions of this Act, and in particular with the restrictions on return contained in Part II of this Act.

(3)An Order in Council under this section shall be conclusive evidence that the arrangements therein referred to comply with this Act and that this Act, so far as it relates to extradition procedures under Part III of this Act, applies in the case of the foreign state, or any foreign state, mentioned in the Order.

(4)An Order in Council under this section shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

(5)An Order in Council under this section which does not provide that a person may only be returned to the foreign state requesting his return if the court of committal is satisfied that the evidence would be sufficient to [F15make a case requiring an answer by that person if the proceedings were a summary trial of an information against him and] the extradition crime had taken place within the jurisdiction of the court shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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Amendments (Textual)

F15Words in s. 4(5) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(2); S.I. 1997/882, art.2.

Return to Commonwealth countries and coloniesE+W+S+N.I.

5 Procedure for designation etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council designate for the purposes of section 1(2) above any country for the time being mentioned in Schedule 3 to the M3British Nationality Act 1981 (countries whose citizens are Commonwealth citizens); and any country so designated is in this Act referred to as a “designated Commonwealth country”.

(2)This Act has effect in relation to all colonies.

(3)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that this Act shall have effect in relation to the return of persons to, or in relation to persons returned from, any designated Commonwealth country or any colony subject to such exceptions, adaptations or modifications as may be specified in the Order.

(4)Any Order under this section may contain such transitional or other incidental and supplementary provisions as may appear to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient.

(5)For the purposes of any Order in Council under subsection (1) above, any territory for the external relations of which a Commonwealth country is responsible may be treated as part of that country or, if the Government of that country so requests, as a separate country.

(6)Any Order in Council under this section, other than an Order to which subsection (7) below applies, shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(7)No recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty in Council to make an Order containing any such direction as is authorised by subsection (3) above unless a draft of the Order has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C7S. 5 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 5 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1831), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C8S. 5(1): definition of "designated Commonwealth country" applied (E.W.) (1.10.1992) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s. 47(4); S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2

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Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Restrictions on Return

6 General restrictions on return.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A person shall not be returned under Part III of this Act, or committed or kept in custody for the purposes of return, if it appears to an appropriate authority—

(a)that the offence of which that person is accused or was convicted is an offence of a political character;

(b)that it is an offence under military law which is not also an offence under the general criminal law;

(c)that the request for his return (though purporting to be made on account of an extradition crime) is in fact made for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing him on account of his race, religion, nationality or political opinions; or

(d)that he might, if returned, be prejudiced at his trial or punished, detained or restricted in his personal liberty by reason of his race, religion, nationality or political opinions.

(2)A person who is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of an extradition crime shall not be returned to a foreign state [F16or to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region], or committed or kept in custody for the purposes of return to a foreign state [F16or to that Region], if it appears to an appropriate authority—

(a)that the conviction was obtained in his absence; and

(b)that it would not be in the interests of justice to return him on the ground of that conviction.

(3)A person accused of an offence shall not be returned, or committed or kept in custody for the purposes of return, if it appears to an appropriate authority that if charged with that offence in the United Kingdom he would be entitled to be discharged under any rule of law relating to previous acquittal or conviction.

(4)A person shall not be returned, or committed or kept in custody for the purposes of such return, unless provision is made by the relevant law, or by an arrangement made with the relevant foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony [F17or with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region], for securing that he will not, unless he has first had an opportunity to leave it, be dealt with there for or in respect of any offence committed before his return to it other than—

(a)the offence in respect of which his return is ordered;

(b)an offence, other than an offence excluded by subsection (5) below, which is disclosed by the facts in respect of which his return was ordered; or

(c)subject to subsection (6) below, any other offence being an extradition crime in respect of which the Secretary of State [F18 or the Scottish Ministers] may consent to his being dealt with.

(5)The offences excluded from paragraph (b) of subsection (4) above are offences in relation to which an order for the return of the person concerned could not lawfully be made.

(6)The Secretary of State [F18or the Scottish Ministers] may not give consent under paragraph (c) of that subsection in respect of an offence in relation to which it appears to him [F19 or them] that an order for the return of the person concerned could not lawfully be made, or would not in fact be made.

(7)Any such arrangement as is mentioned in subsection (4) above which is made with a designated Commonwealth country or a colony may be an arrangement made for the particular case or an arrangement of a more general nature; and for the purposes of that subsection a certificate issued by or under the authority of the Secretary of State [F18or the Scottish Minister] confirming the existence of an arrangement with a Commonwealth country or a colony and stating its terms shall be conclusive evidence of the matters contained in the certificate.

(8)In relation to a Commonwealth country or a colony the reference in subsection (1) above to an offence of a political character does not include an offence against the life or person of the Head of the Commonwealth or attempting or conspiring to commit, or assisting, counselling or procuring the commission of or being accessory before or after the fact to such an offence, or of impeding the apprehension or prosecution of persons guilty of such an offence.

(9)In this Act “appropriate authority” means—

[F20(a)the Secretary of State, or, except in section 25(1), in the case of a function that is exercisable in or as regards Scotland, the Scottish Ministers]

(b)the court of committal;

(c)the High Court or High Court of Justiciary on an application for habeas corpus or for review of the order of committal.

(10)In this section, in relation to Commonwealth countries and colonies, “race” includes tribe.

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Amendments (Textual)

F16Words in s. 6(2) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 4(a).

F17Words in s. 6(4) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 4(b).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C9S. 6 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C10S. 6(1)(3)-(10) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 6(1)-(4)(6)(7): transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. Procedure

GeneralE+W+S+N.I.

7 Extradition request and authority to proceed.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act relating to provisional warrants, a person shall not be dealt with under this Part of this Act except in pursuance of an order of the Secretary of State [F21or the Scottish Ministers] (in this Act referred to as an “authority to proceed”) issued in pursuance of a request (in this Act referred to as an “extradition request”) for the surrender of a person under this Act made [F22to the Secretary of State]

[F23(a)by—

(i)an authority in a foreign state which appears to the Secretary of State to have the function of making extradition requests in that foreign state, or

(ii)some person recognised by the Secretary of State as a diplomatic or consular representative of a foreign state; or]

(b)by or on behalf of the Government of a designated Commonwealth country, or the Governor of a colony [F24and an extradition request may be made by facsimile transmission and an authority to proceed issued without waiting to receive the original][F25; or.

(c)by or on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.]

(2)There shall be furnished with any such request—

(a)particulars of the person whose return is requested;

(b)particulars of the offence of which he is accused or was convicted (including evidence [F26or, in a case falling within subsection (2A) below, information] sufficient to justify the issue of a warrant for his arrest under this Act);

(c)in the case of a person accused of an offence, a warrant [F27or a duly authenticated copy of a warrant] for his arrest issued in the foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony [F28or in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region]; and

(d)in the case of a person unlawfully at large after conviction of an offence, a certificate [F27or a duly authenticated copy of a certificate] of the conviction and sentence,

and copies of them shall be served on the person whose return is requested before he is brought before the court of committal.

[F29(2A)Where—

(a)the extradition request is made by a foreign state; and

(b)an Order in Council falling within section 4(5) above is in force in relation to that state,

it shall be a sufficient compliance with subsection (2)(b) above to furnish information sufficient to justify the issue of a warrant for his arrest under this Act.]

(3)Rules under section 144 of the M4Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 may make provision as to the procedure for service under subsection (2) above in England and Wales and the High Court of Justiciary may, by Act of Adjournal, make rules as to such procedure in Scotland.

(4)On receipt of any such request the Secretary of State [F21or the Scottish minister] may issue an authority to proceed unless it appears to him [F30 or them] that an order for the return of the person concerned could not lawfully be made, or would not in fact be made, in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

(5)An authority to proceed shall specify the offence or offences under the law of the United Kingdom which it appears to the Secretary of State [F21or the Scottish Ministers] would be constituted by equivalent conduct in the United Kingdom.

(6)In this section “warrant”, in the case of any foreign state, includes any judicial document authorising the arrest of a person accused of a crime.

[F31(7)Where an extradition request is made by facsimile transmission this Act (including subsection (2) above) shall have effect as if the foreign documents so sent were the originals used to make the transmission and receivable in evidence accordingly.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F21Words in S. 7(1)(4)(5) inserted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 9(3)(a)(b) (with art. 7) ; S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

F25S. 7(1)(c) and word "or" inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 5(a).

F26Words in s. 7(2)(b) inserted (3.11.1994) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(3)(a).

F28Words in s. 7(2)(c) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 5(b).

F29S. 7(2A) inserted (3.11.1994) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(3)(b).

F30Words in s. 7(4) inserted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 9(3)(c) (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C11S. 7 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C12S. 7(1)-(5) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

C13S. 7(1): transfer of function (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

C14S. 7(4): transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

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8 Arrest for purposes of committal.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Act a warrant for the arrest of a person may be issued—

(a)on receipt of an authority to proceed—

(i)by the [F32Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him];

(ii)by the sheriff of Lothian and Borders;

(b)without such an authority—

F33(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(ii)by a justice of the peace in any part of the United Kingdom; and

(iii)in Scotland, by a sheriff,

upon information that the said person is or is believed to be in or on his way to the United Kingdom;

and any warrant issued by virtue of paragraph (b) above is in this Act referred to as a “provisional warrant”.

F34(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)A person empowered to issue warrants of arrest under this section may issue such a warrant if he is supplied with such evidence [F35or, in a case falling within subsection (3A) below, information] as would in his opinion justify the issue of a warrant for the arrest of a person accused or, as the case may be, convicted within his jurisdiction and it appears to him that the conduct alleged would constitute an extradition crime.

[F36(3A)Where—

(a)the extradition request or, where a provisional warrant is applied for, the request for the person’s arrest is made by a foreign state; and

(b)an Order in Council falling within section 4(5) above is in force in relation to that state,

it shall be sufficient for the purposes of subsection (3) above to supply such information as would, in the opinion of the person so empowered, justify the issue of a warrant of arrest.]

(4)Where a provisional warrant is issued under this section, the authority by whom it is issued shall forthwith give notice to the Secretary of State [F37or the Scottish Ministers], and transmit to him [F38or them] the information and evidence, or certified copies of the information and evidence, upon which it was issued; and the Secretary of State [F37or the Scottish Minister] may in any case, and shall if he decides [F39 or they decide] not to issue an authority to proceed in respect of the person to whom the warrant relates, by order cancel the warrant and, if that person has been arrested under it, discharge him from custody.

(5)A warrant of arrest issued under this section may, without being backed, be executed in any part of the United Kingdom and may be so executed by any person to whom it is directed or by any constable.

(6)Where a warrant is issued under this section for the arrest of a person accused of an offence of stealing or receiving stolen property in a designated Commonwealth country or a colony or any other offence committed in such a country or in a colony in respect of property, a justice of the peace in any part of the United Kingdom and in Scotland a sheriff shall have the like power to issue a warrant to search for the property as if the offence had been committed within his jurisdiction.

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Amendments (Textual)

F35Words in s. 8(3) inserted (3.11.1994) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(4)(a).

F36S. 8(3A) inserted (3.11.1994) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(4)(b).

F37Words in s.. 8(4) inserted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 6(1), Sch. 5 para. 9(4)(a) (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C15S. 8 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 8 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C16S. 8(4) transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2 Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

9 Proceedings for committal.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A person arrested in pursuance of a warrant under section 8 above shall (unless previously discharged under subsection (4) of that section) be brought as soon as practicable before a court (in this Act referred to as “the court of committal”) F40. . ..

(2)For the purposes of proceedings under this section a court of committal in England and Wales [F41shall consist of the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him and] shall have the like [F42powers, as nearly as may be, including powers to adjourn the case and meanwhile to remand the person arrested under the warrant either in custody or on bail, as if the proceedings were the summary trial of an information against him; and section 16(1)(c) of the M5Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (costs on dismissal) shall apply accordingly reading the reference to the dismissal of the information as a reference to the discharge of the person arrested.]

[F43(2A)If a court of committal in England and Wales exercises its power to adjourn the case it shall on so doing remand the person arrested in custody or on bail.]

(3)For the purposes of proceedings under this section a court of committal in Scotland [F44shall consist of the sheriff of Lothian and Borders and] shall have the like powers, including power to adjourn the case and meanwhile to remand the person arrested under the warrant either in custody or on bail, and the proceedings shall be conducted as nearly as may be in the like manner, as if the proceedings were summary proceedings in respect of an offence alleged to have been committed by that person; and the provisions of the M6Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 relating to such proceedings or any appellate proceedings following thereon shall apply accordingly to that person.

(4)Where—

(a)the extradition request is made by a foreign state; and

(b)an Order in Council such as is mentioned in subsection (8) below is in force in relation to that state,

there is no need to furnish the court of committal with evidence sufficient to [F45make a case requiring an answer by the arrested person if the proceedings were the summary trial of an information against him.]

(5)Where the person arrested is in custody by virtue of a provisional warrant and no authority to proceed has been received in respect of him, the court of committal may fix a period (of which the court shall give notice to the Secretary of State [F46or the Scottish Ministers]) after which he will be discharged from custody unless such an authority has been received.

(6)In exercising the power conferred by subsection (5) above in a case where the extradition request is made under general extradition arrangements the court shall have regard to any period specified for the purpose in the Order in Council relating to the arrangements.

(7)Where—

(a)the extradition request is made under general extradition arrangements but no period is so specified; or

(b)the application is made under special extradition arrangements,

the court of committal may fix a reasonable period.

[F47(7A)In exercising the power conferred by subsection (5) above in a case where the extradition request is made by or on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the court shall not fix a period ending more than 60 days after the day of the person’s arrest, unless the exceptional circumstances of the case justify a longer period.]

(8)Where an authority to proceed has been issued in respect of the person arrested and the court of committal is satisfied, after hearing any representations made in support of the extradition request or on behalf of that person, that the offence to which the authority relates is an extradition crime, and is further satisfied—

(a)where that person is accused of the offence, unless an Order in Council giving effect to general extradition arrangements under which the extradition request was made otherwise provides, that the evidence would be sufficient to [F48make a case requiring an answer by that person if the proceedings were the summary trial of an information against him.]

(b)where that person is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of the offence, that he has been so convicted and appears to be so at large,

the court, unless his committal is prohibited by any other provision of this Act, shall commit him to custody or on bail—

(i)to await the Secretary of State’s [F46or the Scottish Ministers’] decision as to his return; and

(ii)if the Secretary of State decides [F46or the Scottish Ministers decide] that he shall be returned, to await his return.

(9)If the court commits a person under subsection (8) above, it shall issue a certificate of the offence against the law of the United Kingdom which would be constituted by his conduct.

(10)If the court commits a person to custody in the exercise of that power, it may subsequently grant bail if it considers it appropriate to do so.

(11)If—

(a)the court is not satisfied as mentioned in subsection (8) above in relation to the person arrested; or

(b)his committal is prohibited by a provision of this Act,

it shall discharge him.

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Amendments (Textual)

F42Words in s. 9(2) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(5)(a); S.I. 1997/882, art. 3.

F45Words in s. 9(4) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(5)(c); S.I. 1997/882, art. 3.

F46Words in 9(5)(8)(i)(ii) inserted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 6(1), Sch. 5 para. 9(5)(6) (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

F47S. 9(7A) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 6.

F48Words in s. 9(8)(a) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(5)(d); S.I. 1997/882, art. 3.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C17S. 9 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C18S. 9(1)(2)(5)(6)(8)-(11) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 9(5): transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1

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10 Statement of case by court.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If the court of committal refuses to make an order in relation to a person under section 9 above in respect of the offence or, as the case may be, any of the offences to which the authority to proceed relates, the foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony seeking the surrender of that person to it may question the proceeding on the ground that it is wrong in law by applying to the court to state a case for the opinion of the High Court or, in Scotland, the High Court of Justiciary on the question of law involved.

(2)If the state, country or colony seeking return immediately informs the court of committal that it intends to make such an application, the court shall make an order providing for the detention of the person to whom the authority to proceed relates, or directing that he shall not be released except on bail.

(3)Rules of Court may specify—

(a)a period within which such an application must be made unless the court grants a longer period; and

(b)a period within which the court of committal must comply with such an application.

(4)Where the court of committal fails to comply with an application under subsection (1) above within the period specified by Rules of Court, the High Court or, in Scotland, the High Court of Justiciary may, on the application of the state, country or colony that applied for the case to be stated, make an order requiring the court to state a case.

(5)The High Court or High Court of Justiciary shall have power—

(a)to remit the case to the court of committal to decide it according to the opinion of the High Court or High Court of Justiciary on the question of law; or

(b)to dismiss the appeal.

(6)Where the court dismisses an appeal relating to an offence, it shall by order declare that that offence is not an offence in respect of which the Secretary of State [F49 or the Scottish Ministers] has power to make an order for return in respect of the person whose return was requested.

(7)An order made by a [F50District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)]under subsection (2) above shall cease to have effect if—

(a)the court dismisses the appeal in respect of the offence or all the offences to which it relates; and

(b)the foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony does not immediately—

(i)apply for leave to appeal to the House of Lords; or

(ii)inform the court that it intends to apply for leave.

(8)An order made by the sheriff of Lothian and Borders under subsection (2) above shall cease to have effect if the court dismisses the appeal in respect of the offence or all the offences to which it relates.

(9)In relation to a decision of a court on an appeal under this section, section 1 of the M7Administration of Justice Act 1960 (right of appeal to House of Lords) shall have effect as if so much of subsection (2) as restricts the grant of leave to appeal were omitted.

(10)The House of Lords may exercise any powers of the High Court under subsection (5) above and subsection (6) above shall apply to them as it applies to that Court.

(11)Subject to subsections (7) and (8) above, an order under subsection (2) above shall have effect so long as the case is pending.

(12)For the purposes of this section a case is pending (unless proceedings are discontinued) until (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to take any step out of time) there is no step that the state, country or colony can take.

(13)In the application of this section to Scotland subsections (9) and (10) above shall be omitted and in relation to an appeal under this section in Scotland the court may make an order providing for the detention of the person to whom it relates or it may grant bail; and [F51section 177(2) and (3) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995] shall apply for the purpose of such an appeal as it applies for the purpose of an appeal such as is mentioned in [F51section 176] of that Act.

[F52(14)This section shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the same way as it applies to any foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F51Words in s. 10(13) substituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 40, ss. 5, 7(2), Sch. 4 para. 73.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C19S. 10 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C20S. 10(1)-(7)(9)-(12) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch

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11 Application for habeas corpus etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where a person is committed under section 9 above, the court shall inform him in ordinary language of his right to make an application for habeas corpus, and shall forthwith give notice of the committal to the Secretary of State [F53 or the Scottish Ministers].

(2)A person committed shall not be returned—

(a)in any case, until the expiration of the period of 15 days beginning with the day on which the order for his committal is made;

(b)if an application for habeas corpus is made in his case, so long as proceedings on that application are pending.

(3)Without prejudice to any jurisdiction of the High Court apart from this section, the court shall order the applicant’s discharge if it appears to the court in relation to the offence, or each of the offences, in respect of which the applicant’s return is sought, that—

(a)by reason of the trivial nature of the offence; or

(b)by reason of the passage of time since he is alleged to have committed it or to have become unlawfully at large, as the case may be; or

(c)because the accusation against him is not made in good faith in the interests of justice,

it would, having regard to all the circumstances, be unjust or oppressive to return him.

(4)On any such application the court may receive additional evidence relevant to the exercise of its jurisdiction under section 6 above or subsection (3) above.

(5)Proceedings on an application for habeas corpus shall be treated for the purposes of this section as pending (unless they are discontinued) until (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time) there is no further possibility of an appeal.

(6)In the application of this section to Scotland references to an application for habeas corpus shall be construed as references to an application for review of the order of committal and references to the High Court shall be construed as references to the High Court of Justiciary.

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F53Words in 11(1) inserted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1740, art. 6(1), Sch. 5 para. 9(8) (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C21S. 11 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C22S. 11(1)-(5) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 11(1): transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

12 Order for return.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where a person is committed under section 9 above and is not discharged by order of the High Court or the High Court of Justiciary, the Secretary of State [F54or the Scottish Ministers] may by warrant order him to be returned unless his return is prohibited, or prohibited for the time being, by this Act, or the Secretary of State decides [F54or the Scottish Ministers decide] under this section to make no such order in his case.

(2)Without prejudice to his general discretion as to the making of an order for the return of a person to a foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony [F55or to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region]

(a)the Secretary of State [F54or the Scottish Ministers] shall not make an order in the case of any person if it appears to the Secretary of State [F54 or the Scottish Ministers] in relation to the offence, or each of the offences, in respect of which his return is sought, that—

(i)by reason of its trivial nature; or

(ii)by reason of the passage of time since he is alleged to have committed it or to have become unlawfully at large, as the case may be; or

(iii)because the accusation against him is not made in good faith in the interests of justice,

it would, having regard to all the circumstances, be unjust or oppressive to return him; and

(b)the Secretary of State [F54or the Scottish Ministers] may decide to make no order for the return of a person accused or convicted of an offence not punishable with death in Great Britain if that person could be or has been sentenced to death for that offence in the country by which the request for his return is made.

(3)An order for return shall not be made in the case of a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment or detention, or is charged with an offence, in the United Kingdom—

(a)in the case of a person serving such a sentence, until the sentence has been served;

(b)in the case of a person charged with an offence, until the charge is disposed of or withdrawn or unless an order is made for it to lie on the file and, if it results in his serving a term of imprisonment or detention, until the sentence has been served.

(4)In the application of this section to Scotland, the reference in subsection (3) above to an order being made for the charge to lie on the file shall be construed as a reference to the diet being deserted pro loco et tempore.

(5)The Secretary of State [F54or the Scottish Ministers] may decide to make no order under this section for the return of a person committed in consequence of an extradition request if another extradition request or a requisition under Schedule 1 to this Act has been made in respect of him and it appears to the Secretary of State [F54or the Scottish Ministers], having regard to all the circumstances of the case and in particular—

(a)the relative seriousness of the offences in question;

(b)the date on which each such request was made; and

(c)the nationality or citizenship of the person concerned and his ordinary residence,

that preference should be given to that other request or requisition.

(6)Notice of the issue of a warrant under this section for the return of a person to a Commonwealth country or colony shall forthwith be given to the person to be returned.

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Amendments (Textual)

F55Words in s. 12(2) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 8.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C23S. 12: transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

C24S. 12 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C25S. 12(1)-(3)(5)(6) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch

13 Return to foreign states – supplementary.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State [F56or the Scottish Ministers] shall give the person to whom an order under section 12(1) above for return to a foreign state [F57or to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] would relate notice in writing that he is contemplating making such an order.

(2)The person to whom such an order would relate shall have a right to make representations, at any time before the expiration of the period of 15 days commencing with the date on which the notice is given, as to why he should not be returned to the foreign state, and unless he waives that right, no such order shall be made in relation to him before the end of that period.

(3)A notice under subsection (1) above shall explain in ordinary language the right conferred by subsection (2) above.

(4)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State [F56 or the Scottish Ministers] to consider any representations made in the exercise of that right.

(5)Unless the person to whom it relates waives the right conferred on him by subsection (6) below, he shall not be returned to the foreign state [F57or to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] until the expiration of the period of 7 days commencing with the date on which the warrant is issued or such longer period as—

(a)in England and Wales, rules under section 84 of the M8Supreme Court Act 1981 may provide; or

(b)in Scotland, the High Court of Justiciary may provide by Act of Adjournal.

(6)At any time within that period he may apply for leave to seek judicial review of the Secretary of State’s [F56or the Scittish Ministers] decision to make the order.

(7)If he applies for judicial review, he may not be returned so long as the proceedings for judicial review are pending.

(8)Proceedings for judicial review shall be treated for the purposes of this section as pending (unless they are discontinued) until (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time) there is no further possibility of an appeal.

(9)A warrant under section 12 above—

(a)shall state in ordinary language that the Secretary of State has [F56or the Scottish Minister have] considered any representations made in the exercise of the right conferred by subsection (2) above; and

(b)shall explain in ordinary language the rights conferred by this section on a person whose return to a foreign state [F57or to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] has been ordered under section 12 above,

and a copy shall be given to the person to whom it relates as soon as the order for his return is made.

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Amendments (Textual)

F57Words in s. 13(1)(5)(9)(b) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 9.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C26S. 13(1)(4): transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

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14 Simplified procedure.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A person may give notice that he waives the rights conferred on him by section 11 above.

(2)A notice under this section shall be given in England and Wales in the manner prescribed by rules under section 144 of the M9Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of that section, the power to make such rules shall include power to make provision for a magistrate to order the committal for return of a person with his consent at any time after his arrest.

(3)A notice under this section shall be given in Scotland in the manner prescribed by the High Court of Justiciary by Act of Adjournal and the sheriff may order the committal for return of a person with his consent at any time after his arrest.

(4)Where an order is made by virtue of this section, this Act shall cease to apply to the person in respect of whom it is made, except that, if he is not surrendered within one month after the order is made, the High Court or, in Scotland, the High Court of Justiciary, upon application by or on behalf of that person, may, unless reasonable cause is shown for the delay, order him to be discharged.

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C27S. 14 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C28S. 14(1)(2)(4) extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2,Sch.

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15 Special extradition arrangements.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where special extradition arrangements have been made in respect of a person, extradition procedures shall be available in the case of that person, as between the United Kingdom and the foreign state with which the arrangements have been made, subject to the limitations, restrictions, exceptions and qualifications, if any, contained in the arrangements.

(2)If the Secretary of State issues a certificate of special extradition arrangements, it shall be conclusive evidence of all matters stated in it.

(3)In subsection (2) above “certificate of special extradition arrangements” means a certificate—

(a)that special extradition arrangements have been made in respect of a person as between the United Kingdom and a foreign state specified in the certificate; and

(b)that extradition procedures are available in the case of that person as between the United Kingdom and the foreign state to the extent specified in the certificate.

Effect of delayE+W+S+N.I.

16 Discharge in case of delay.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If a person committed under section 9 above is still in the United Kingdom after the expiration of the relevant period, he may apply to the High Court or the High Court of Justiciary for his discharge.

(2)Unless he has instituted proceedings for judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decision to order his return, the relevant period is—

(a)the period of two months beginning with the first day on which, having regard to section 11(2) above, he could have been returned;

(b)where a warrant for his return has been issued under section 12 above, the period of one month beginning with the day on which that warrant was issued.

(3)If he has instituted such proceedings, the relevant period is the period expiring one month after they end.

(4)Proceedings for judicial review end for the purposes of this section—

(a)if they are discontinued, on the day of discontinuance; and

(b)if they are determined, on the day on which (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time) there is no further possibility of an appeal.

(5)If upon an application under this section the court is satisfied that reasonable notice of the proposed application has been given to the Secretary of State, the court may, unless sufficient cause is shown to the contrary, by order direct the applicant to be discharged and, if a warrant for his return has been issued under section 12 above, quash that warrant.

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C29S. 16 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2,Sch.

S. 16 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C30S. 16(5): transfer of fuctions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

17 Custody.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any person remanded or committed to custody under this Part of this Act shall be committed to the like institution as a person charged with an offence before the court of committal.

(2)If any person who is in custody by virtue of a warrant under this Act escapes out of custody, he may be retaken in any part of the United Kingdom in like manner as a person escaping from custody under a warrant for his arrest issued in that part in respect of an offence committed in that part.

(3)Where a person, being in custody in any part of the United Kingdom whether under this Part of this Act or otherwise, is required to be removed in custody under this Act to another part of the United Kingdom and is so removed by sea or by air, he shall be deemed to continue in legal custody until he reaches the place to which he is required to be removed.

(4)A warrant for the return of any person shall be sufficient authority for all persons to whom it is directed and all constables to receive that person, keep him in custody and convey him into the jurisdiction to which he is to be returned.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C31S. 17 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (16.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2,Sch.

S. 17 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

Part IVE+W+S+N.I. Treatment of Persons Returned

18 Restrictions upon proceedings for other offences in case of persons returned by foreign states.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where any person is returned to the United Kingdom by a foreign state in pursuance of extradition arrangements, he shall not, unless he has first been restored or had an opportunity of leaving the United Kingdom, be triable or tried for any offence committed prior to the surrender in any part of the United Kingdom, other than—

(a)an offence in respect of which he was returned; or

(b)any offence disclosed by the particulars furnished to the foreign state on which his return is grounded; or

(c)any other offence in respect of which the foreign state may consent to his being tried.

(2)Where any person returned to the United Kingdom in pursuance of extradition arrangements has been convicted before his return of an offence for which his return was not granted, any punishment for that offence shall by operation of this section be remitted; but his conviction for it shall be treated as a conviction for all other purposes.

19 Restrictions upon proceedings for other offences in case of persons returned by designated Commonwealth countries or colonies.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies to any person accused or convicted of an offence under the law of or of any part of the United Kingdom who is returned to the United Kingdom—

(a)from any designated Commonwealth country, under any law of that country corresponding with this Act;

(b)from any colony, under this Act as extended to that colony or under any corresponding law of that colony.

(2)A person to whom this section applies shall not, during the period described in subsection (3) below, be dealt with in the United Kingdom for or in respect of any offence committed before he was returned to the United Kingdom other than—

(i)the offence in respect of which he was returned;

(ii)any lesser offence disclosed by the particulars furnished to the Commonwealth country or colony on which his return is grounded; or

(iii)any other offence in respect of which the Government of the Commonwealth country or Governor of the colony from which he was returned may consent to his being dealt with.

(3)The period referred to in subsection (2) above in relation to a person to whom this section applies is the period beginning with the day of his arrival in the United Kingdom on his return as mentioned in subsection (1) above and ending 45 days after the first subsequent day on which he has the opportunity to leave the United Kingdom.

(4)Where a person to whom this section applies has been convicted before his return to the United Kingdom of an offence for which his return was not granted, any punishment for that offence shall by operation of this section be remitted; but his conviction for it shall be treated as a conviction for all other purposes.

(5)In this section “dealt with” means tried or returned or surrendered to any country or colony or detained with a view to trial or with a view to such return or surrender.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C32S. 19 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 19 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

[F5819A Restrictions upon proceedings for other offences in case of persons returned by the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies to any person accused or convicted of an offence under the law of or any part of the United Kingdom who is returned to the United Kingdom from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under any law of that Region corresponding to this Act.

(2)A person to whom this section applies shall not, during the period described in subsection (3) below, be dealt with in the United Kingdom for or in respect of any offence committed before he was returned to the United Kingdom other than—

(i)the offence in respect of which he was returned;

(ii)any lesser offence disclosed by the particulars furnished to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on which his return is grounded; or

(iii)any other offence in respect of which the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region may consent to his being dealt with.

(3)The period referred to in subsection (2) above, in relation to a person to whom this section applies, is the period beginning with the day of his arrival in the United Kingdom on his return as mentioned in subsection (1) above and ending 40 days after the first subsequent day on which he has the opportunity to leave the United Kingdom.

(4)Where a person to whom this section applies has been convicted before his return to the United Kingdom of an offence for which his return was not granted, any punishment for that conviction shall by operation of this section be remitted; but his conviction for it shall be treated as a conviction for all other purposes.

(5)In this section “dealt with” has the same meaning as in section 19.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F58S. 19A inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para.10.

20 Restoration of persons not tried or acquitted.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies to any person accused of an offence under the law of the United Kingdom who is returned to the United Kingdom in pursuance of extradition arrangements or as mentioned in section 19(1) [F59or section 19A(1)] above.

(2)If in the case of a person to whom this section applies either—

(a)proceedings against him for the offence for which he was returned are not begun within the period of six months beginning with the day of his arrival in the United Kingdom on being returned; or

(b)on his trial for that offence, he is acquitted or discharged under any of the following provisions—

(i)[F60section 12(1) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000];

(ii)section 182 or 383 of the M10Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975;

(iii)section 5(1) of the M11Probation Act (Northern Ireland) 1950,

the Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit [F61or the Scottish Ministers may if they think fit]on the request of that person, arrange for him to be sent back free of charge and with as little delay as possible to the jurisdiction of the foreign state, Commonwealth country or colony [F62, or of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,] from which he was returned.

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Words in s. 20(1) added (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 11(a)

F60Words in s. 20(2)(b) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 124

F62Words in s. 20(2) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 11(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C33S. 20 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 20 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C34S. 20(2): transfer of functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2 Sch. 1 (with art. 7); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

Marginal Citations

M111950 c. 7. (N.I.)

Part VE+W+S+N.I. Special Cases

Repatriation casesE+W+S+N.I.

21 Persons serving sentences outside country of conviction.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies where—

(a)a request is made—

(i)by some person recognised as a diplomatic or consular representative of a foreign state in the case of which an Order in Council under section 2 of the M12Extradition Act 1870 applies or as between which and the United Kingdom extradition procedures under Part III of this Act are available; or

(ii)by or on behalf of the Government of a designated Commonwealth country or the Governor of a colony, [F63; or

(iii)by or on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region]

for the arrest and return of a person in the United Kingdom who is alleged to be unlawfully at large from a prison in which he was serving a sentence in pursuance of international arrangements for the repatriation of prisoners sentenced in one country (“the country of conviction”) to serve their sentences in another (“the country of imprisonment”); and

(b)there are furnished with the request—

(i)particulars of the person whose return is requested;

(ii)particulars of the offence of which he was convicted (including evidence sufficient to justify the issue of a warrant for his arrest under the relevant legislation);

(iii)a certificate of the conviction and sentence; and

(iv)a certificate of the international arrangements for repatriation under which he was held.

(2)Where this section applies, the relevant legislation shall have effect—

(a)if the request is from the country of conviction, as if the person to whom the request relates were alleged to be unlawfully at large from a prison in that country; and

(b)if it is from the country of imprisonment, as if he were alleged to have been convicted of a corresponding offence under the law of that country committed there,

and the question whether the person to whom the request relates is to be returned shall be determined, subject to subsection (3) below, in accordance with that legislation.

(3)A person shall not be returned under subsection (2)(b) above unless—

(a)the offence was committed in the country of conviction; or

(b)the offence was not committed there but was committed in circumstances in which he might be returned on a request made by the country of conviction.

(4)In this section “the relevant legislation” means the provisions of this Act that are relevant—

(a)if the case falls within paragraph (a) of subsection (2) above, to extradition to the country of conviction; and

(b)if it falls within paragraph (b), to extradition to the country of imprisonment.

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Amendments (Textual)

F63S. 21(1)(a)(iii) and word "or" inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para.12.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C35S. 21 extended ((British Antarctic Territory) with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 21 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

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International Convention casesE+W+S+N.I.

22 Extension of purposes of extradition for offences under Acts giving effect to international Conventions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Except as provided by subsection (6) below, this section has effect where—

(a)general extradition arrangements have not been made with a state which is a party to a Convention to which this section applies; and

(b)no Order in Council under section 2 of the M13Extradition Act 1870 is in force in relation to that state.

(2)The Conventions to which this section applies are—

(a)the Convention on Offences and certain other Acts committed on board Aircraft, which was signed at Tokyo on 14th September 1963 (“the Tokyo Convention”);

(b)the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, which was signed at the Hague on 16th December 1970 (“the Hague Convention”);

(c)the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, which was signed at Montreal on 23rd September 1971 (“the Montreal Convention”);

(d)the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1973 (“the Internationally Protected Persons Convention”);

(e)the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages opened for signature at New York on 18th December 1979 (“the Hostages Convention”);

(f)the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material opened for signature at Vienna and New York on 3rd March 1980 (“the Nuclear Material Convention”);

(g)the United Nations Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10th December 1984 (“the Torture Convention”).

[F64(h)the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances which was signed in Vienna on 20th December 1988 (“the Vienna Convention”).]

[F65(i)the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, supplementary to the Montreal Convention, which was signed at Montreal on 24th February 1988 (“the Montreal Protocol”);

(j)the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, which was signed at Rome on 10th March 1988 (“the Rome Convention”);

(k)the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, which was also signed at Rome on 10th March 1988 (“the Rome Protocol”).]

[F66(l)the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9th December 1994 (“the UN Personnel Convention”).]

[F67(m)the Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, which was opened for signature at New York on 12th January 1998 (“the Terrorist Bombings Convention”);

(n)the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism which was opened for signature at New York on 10th January 2000 (“the Terrorist Finance Convention”).]

(3)Where this section has effect, an Order in Council applying this Act may be made under section 4 above as if a Convention to which this section applies that is specified in the Order constituted general extradition arrangements between the United Kingdom and the foreign state, or any foreign state, party to the Convention; but where this Act is so applied, it shall have effect only in respect—

(a)of the relevant offences;

(b)of an attempt to commit a relevant offence;

(c)of counselling, procuring, commanding, aiding or abetting a relevant offence; and

(d)of being accessory before or after the fact to a relevant offence.

(4)The relevant offences are—

(a)in relation to the Tokyo Convention, any offence committed on board an aircraft in flight;

(b)in relation to the Hague Convention, any offence under or by virtue of section 1 or 6(1) or (2)(a) of the M14Aviation Security Act 1982;

(c)in relation to the Montreal Convention, any offence under or by virtue of section 2, 3 or 6(2)(b) or (c) of that Act;

(d)in relation to the Internationally Protected Persons Convention—

(i)an offence mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 1 of the M15Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978 which is committed against a protected person within the meaning of that section;

(ii)an offence mentioned in paragraph (b) of that subsection which is committed in connection with such an attack as is so mentioned; and

(iii)an offence under section 1(3) of that Act;

(e)in relation to the Hostages Convention, an offence under the M16Taking of Hostages Act 1982;

(f)in relation to the Nuclear Material Convention—

(i)an offence mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (1) of section 1 of the M17Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983 which is committed by doing an act in relation to or by means of nuclear material; and

(ii)an offence under section 2 of that Act; F68. . .

(g)in relation to the Torture Convention, torture. [F69F70. . .

(h)in relation to the Vienna Convention—

(i)any drug trafficking offence within the meaning of the [F71Drug Trafficking Act 1994;] and

(ii)an offence to which section 1 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987 relates; [F72and

[F73(iii)any drug trafficking offence within the meaning of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;]]]

[F74(i)in relation to the Montreal Protocol, an offence under section 1 of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990;

(j)in relation to the Rome Convention, an offence under section 9 or 12 of that Act or an offence under section 11 or 13 of that Act committed in relation to a ship (within the meaning of Part II of that Act); and

(k)in relation to the Rome Protocol, an offence under section 10 of that Act or an offence under section 11 or 13 of that Act committed in relation to a fixed platform (within the meaning of Part II of that Act).]

[F75(l)in relation to the UN Personnel Convention—

(i)an offence mentioned in section 1(2) of the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 which is committed against a UN worker within the meaning of that Act;

(ii)an offence mentioned in subsection (2) of section 2 of that Act which is committed in connection with such an attack as is mentioned in subsection (1) of that section; and

(iii)an offence under section 3 of that Act.]

[F76(m)in relation to the Terrorist Bombings Convention, an offence, committed as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism, under—

(i)section 2, 3 or 5 of the M18Explosive Substances Act 1883 (causing explosions, &c.),

(ii)section 1 of the M19Biological Weapons Act 1974 (biological weapons), or

(iii)section 2 of the M20Chemical Weapons Act 1996 (chemical weapons);

(n)in relation to the Terrorist Finance Convention, an offence under any of sections 15 to 18 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (terrorist property: offences).]

(5)An Order in Council such as is mentioned in subsection (3) above may not provide that a court dealing with a person arrested for an offence shall not be under a duty to determine whether the evidence would be sufficient to [F77make a case requiring an answer by that person if the proceedings were the summary trial of an information against him].

(6)For the purposes of general extradition procedures under Part III of this Act, in their application (whether or not by virtue of such an Order in Council) as between the United Kingdom and any other state, any act or omission, wherever it takes place, which constitutes—

(a)an offence mentioned in this section; and

(b)an offence against the law of that state,

shall be deemed to be an offence committed within the territory of that state.

(7)Subsections (4) and (5) of section 92 of the M21Civil Aviation Act 1982 shall apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section.

(8)Section 98 of that Act shall have effect as if the reference to sections 92 to 95 included a reference to this section.

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Amendments (Textual)

F66S. 22(2)(l) inserted (27.4.1997) by 1997 c. 13, ss. 6(2)(a), 10(2).

F70By Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31, SIF 39:2), s. 53(2), Sch. 24 it is provided (26.9.1990) that the word “and” immediately following para. (g) is repealed

F71Words in s. 22(4)(h)(i) substituted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 33, ss. 65, 69(2), Sch. 1 para. 23.

F73S. 22(4)(h)(iii) substituted (25.8.1996) by S.I. 1996/1299 (NI 09), art. 57(1), Sch. 3 para. 8.

F75S. 22(4)(l) inserted (27.4.1997) by 1997 c. 13, ss. 6(2)(b), 10(2).

F77Words in s. 22(5) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(6); S.I. 1997/882, art. 2.

Marginal Citations

[F7823 Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies to—

(a)any offence that if committed in the United Kingdom would be punishable as—

(i)an offence under section 51 or 58 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes),

(ii)an offence under section 52 or 59 of that Act (conduct ancillary to genocide, etc. committed outside the jurisdiction), or

(iii)an ancillary offence, as defined in section 55 or 62 of that Act, in relation to any such offence as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (i) or (ii); and

(b)any offence punishable in the United Kingdom under section 1 of the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 (grave breach of scheduled conventions).

(2)For the purposes of this Act—

(a)an offence to which this section applies shall not be regarded as an offence of a political character, and

(b)no proceedings in respect of such an offence shall be regarded as a criminal matter of a political character.

(3)It is not an objection to proceedings against a person in respect of an offence to which this section applies that under the law in force at the time when and in the place where he is alleged to have committed the act of which he is accused, or of which he was convicted, he could not have been punished for it.

(4)References in this section to an offence under any provision of the International Criminal Court Act 2001, or to an offence ancillary to such an offence, include any corresponding offence under the law of Scotland.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F78S. 23 substituted (1.9.2001) by 2001 c. 17, s. 73(1) (with ss. 56(2), 63(2), 78); S.I. 2001/2161, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C36S. 23 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

24 Suppression of terrorism.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purposes mentioned in subsection (2) below—

(a)no offence to which section 1 of the M22Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 applies shall be regarded as an offence of a political character; and

(b)no proceedings in respect of an offence to which that section applies shall be regarded as a criminal matter of a political character or as criminal proceedings of a political character.

(2)Those purposes are the purposes—

(a)of a request for the return of a person in accordance with extradition procedures under Part III of this Act made by a country to which this subsection applies; and

(b)of a requisition under Schedule 1 to this Act which is made by such a country.

(3)Subsection (2) above applies—

(a)to a country for the time being designated in an order made by the Secretary of State as a party to the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism signed at Strasbourg on 27th January 1977 [F79, other than a country that is a party to the 1996 Convention]F79; and

(b)to a country in relation to which the Secretary of State has made an order under section 5 of the Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 applying that subsection.

(4)In relation to a requisition under Schedule 1 to this Act which is made by a country to which subsection (2) above applies that Schedule shall have effect as if at the end of paragraph 1(2)(b) there were added or

(c)he proves to the satisfaction of the [F80District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)] or the court before whom he is brought on habeas corpus, or to the Secretary of State—

(i)that the requisition for his surrender has in fact been made with a view to try or punish him on account of his race, religion, nationality or political opinions; or

(ii)that he might, if surrendered, be prejudiced at his trial or punished, detained or restricted in his personal liberty by reason of his race, religion, nationality or political opinions..

[F81(5)Subsections (1) and (2) above shall have effect in relation to an offence to which section 22(4)(m) or (n) above applies as they have effect in relation to an offence to which section 1 of the Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 applies.

(6)For that purpose subsection (2) applies to a country which is a party to—

(a)the Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings mentioned in section 22(2)(m) above, or

(b)the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism mentioned in section 22(2)(n) above.]

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F79Words in s. 24(3)(a) inserted (the amendment coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The European Union Extradition Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/419), reg. 2, Sch. 9 para. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C37S. 24 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

C38S. 24(1)(a),(2)(a) applied (15.11.1993) by S.I. 1993/2533, art. 2; London Gazette No. 53484, Friday 12th November 1993

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25 Hostage-taking.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A person shall not be returned under this Act to a designated Commonwealth country which is party to the Convention referred to in subsection (3) below, or committed or kept in custody for the purposes of such return, if it appears to the appropriate authority—

(a)that he might, if returned, be prejudiced at his trial by reason of the impossibility of effecting communications between him and the appropriate authorities of the state entitled to exercise rights of protection in relation to him; and

(b)that the act or omission constituting the offence of which he has been accused or convicted also constituted an offence under section 1 of the M23Taking of Hostages Act 1982 or an attempt to commit such an offence.

(2)Where the Secretary of State certifies that a country is a party to the Convention, the certificate shall, in any proceedings under this Act, be conclusive evidence of that fact.

(3)The Convention mentioned in subsections (1) and (2) above is the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages opened for signature at New York on 18th December 1979.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C39S. 25 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2,Sch.

S. 25 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

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Part VIE+W+S+N.I. Miscellaneous and Supplementary

EvidenceE+W+S+N.I.

26 Authentication of foreign documents.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In extradition proceedings in relation to a person whose return has been requested by a foreign state foreign documents may be authenticated by the oath of a witness, but shall in any case be deemed duly authenticated—

(a)if they purport to be signed by a judge, magistrate or officer of the foreign state where they were issued; and

(b)if they purport to be certified by being sealed with the official seal of the Minister of Justice, or some other Minister of State, of the foreign state.

[F82(1A)In extradition proceedings in relation to a person whose return has been requested by or on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region documents from that Region may be authenticated by the oath of a witness, but shall in any case be deemed duly authenticated—

(a)if they purport to be signed by a judge, magistrate or officer of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; and

(b)if they purport to be certified by being sealed—

(i)with an official or public seal of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, or

(ii)by an officer of that Region.]

(2)Judicial notice shall be taken of such certification as is mentioned in subsection (1)(b) [F83or (1A)(b)] above, and documents authenticated by such certification shall be received in evidence without further proof.

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Amendments (Textual)

F83Words in s. 26(2) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 13(b).

27 Evidence – Commonwealth countries and colonies.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In any proceedings under this Act in relation to a person whose return has been requested by a designated Commonwealth country or a colony, including proceedings on an application for habeas corpus in respect of a person in custody under this Act—

(a)a document, duly authenticated, which purports to set out evidence given on oath in a designated Commonwealth country or a colony shall be admissible as evidence of the matters stated in it;

(b)a document, duly authenticated, which purports to have been received in evidence, or to be a copy of a document so received, in any proceeding in any designated Commonwealth country or any colony shall be admissible in evidence;

(c)a document, duly authenticated, which certifies that a person was convicted on a date specified in the document of an offence against the law of, or of a part of, any such country or any colony shall be admissible as evidence of the fact and date of the conviction.

(2)A document shall be deemed to be duly authenticated for the purposes of this section—

(a)in the case of a document purporting to set out evidence given as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) above, if the document purports to be certified by a judge or magistrate or officer in or of the country or colony in question to be the original document containing or recording that evidence or a true copy of such a document;

(b)in the case of a document which purports to have been received in evidence as mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above or to be a copy of a document so received, if the document purports to be certified as mentioned in paragraph (a) above to have been, or to be a true copy of a document which has been, so received;

(c)in the case of a document which certifies that a person was convicted as mentioned in subsection (1)(c) above, if the document purports to be certified as mentioned in paragraph (a) above,

and in any such case the document is authenticated either by the oath of a witness or by the official seal of a Minister of the designated Commonwealth country or of the Governor or a Minister, secretary or other officer administering a department of the government of the colony, as the case may be.

(3)Nothing in this section shall prejudice the admission in evidence of any document which is admissible in evidence apart from this section.

(4)In the application of this section to Scotland, for the words “admissible as evidence”, in both places where they occur, there shall be substituted the words “sufficient evidence”.

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C40S. 27 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 27 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

Warrants and ordersE+W+S+N.I.

28 Form of warrants and orders.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any warrant or order to be issued or made by the Secretary of State under this Act shall be given under the hand of the Secretary of State, a Minister of State or an Under-Secretary of State.

[F84(1A)Any warrant or order to be issued or made by the Scottish Ministers under this Act shall be given under the hand of a member of the Scottish Executive.]

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument prescribe the form of any document required for the purposes of this Act in its application to return to foreign states (except a notice under section 14 above) and the form of any warrant or order to be issued or made under this Act in its application to return to Commonwealth countries [F85, colonies and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region].

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Amendments (Textual)

F85Words in s. 28(2) substituted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 14.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C41S. 28 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 28 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

Channel Islands and Isle of ManE+W+S+N.I.

29 Application to Channel Islands and Isle of Man.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, Parts I to V of this Act shall extend to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and shall have effect as if each of them were part of the United Kingdom.

(2)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that any provision contained in those Parts shall, in its application to any of the said Islands, have effect subject to such exceptions, adaptations or modifications as may be specified in the Order.

(3)An Order in Council under this section relating to any provision of this Act as it has effect in relation to Commonwealth countries or colonies may contain such transitional or other incidental and supplementary provisions as may appear to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient.

(4)Paragraph 18 of Schedule 1 to this Act has effect as to the application of that Schedule to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Extradition between colonies and foreign statesE+W+S+N.I.

30 General extradition arrangements.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Upon the making of an Order in Council under section 4 above—

(a)the provisions of this Act relating to general extradition arrangements; and

(b)section 21 above,

shall, unless the Order otherwise provides, extend to every colony, as regards the extradition arrangements to which the Order refers, but subject—

(a)to the modifications set out in subsections (2) to (5) below;

(b)to any further modifications as to procedure prescribed by the law of the colony; and

(c)to the limitations, restrictions, exceptions and qualifications, if any, contained in the Order.

(2)A reference to the colony shall be substituted for any reference to the United Kingdom.

(3)An extradition request may be made to the Governor and the Governor may exercise the powers of the Secretary of State.

(4)An extradition request may be made by a consular representative recognised by the Governor.

(5)Any reference to a magistrate, judge or court shall be construed as a reference to such judicial authority as the law of the colony may provide.

31 Special extradition arrangements.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that this section shall extend to any colony specified in the Order in the case of foreign states with whom there are no general extradition arrangements, subject to the limitations, restrictions, exceptions and qualifications, if any, contained in the Order.

(2)Where arrangements have been made in respect of a person under which extradition procedures under Part III of this Act or section 21 above will be available as between a colony to which this section applies and a foreign state, such extradition procedures shall be available in the case of that person, as between the colony and the state with whom the arrangements have been made, subject—

(a)to the modifications of this Act set out in section 30(2) to (5) above;

(b)to any further modifications as to procedure prescribed by the law of the colony; and

(c)to the limitations, restrictions, exceptions and qualifications, if any, contained in the arrangements.

(3)If the Governor or the Secretary of State issues a certificate—

(a)that such arrangements have been made; and

(b)that such extradition procedures are available in the case of the person named in the certificate as between the colony and the foreign state to the extent specified in the certificate,

it shall be conclusive evidence of all matters stated in it.

Orders in Council relating to colonies etc.E+W+S+N.I.

32 Application of provisions of Act by Order in Council.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for extending all or any of the provisions of this Act relating to return to Commonwealth countries (other than this section) to any colony, with the substitution of a reference to that colony for any reference to the United Kingdom, and with such other exceptions, adaptations or modifications as may be specified in the Order.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, an Order in Council under this section may—

(a)so far as it extends to any colony provisions of this Act relating to the return of persons to and the treatment of persons returned from designated Commonwealth countries, apply those provisions in relation to the Republic of Ireland as they apply in relation to a designated Commonwealth country;

(b)so far as it extends to any colony provisions of this Act relating to the return of persons to and the treatment of persons returned from colonies, apply those provisions in relation to the United Kingdom as they apply in relation to a colony.

[F86(2A)An Order in Council under this section may make such provision as appears to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient in consequence of or in connection with the provisions of section 1(1) of the Hong Kong Act 1985 for the purposes of the surrender of persons from a British overseas territory to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and the treatment of persons surrendered to a British overseas territory from that Region.]

F86(3)Any Order in Council under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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33 Alternative arrangements for colonies.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Without prejudice to the powers exercisable by virtue of section 32 above, Her Majesty may by Order in Council make, for any colony, such special provision as appears to Her to be appropriate as between that colony and any other country being either a designated Commonwealth country or a colony—

(a)for authorising and regulating the return to that other country of persons accused or convicted in it of offences;

(b)for regulating the treatment in the colony for which the Order makes provision of persons returned to it from that other country pursuant to this Act or any Order in Council under this Act or any corresponding law of that other country.

(2)The legislature of any colony shall have power to make provision, not inconsistent with any Order in Council under this section or section 32 above which extends to that colony, for any purpose for which provision could be made by such an Order in Council.

(3)Any Order in Council under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

34 Colonies— supplementary.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that any provision to which this section applies shall have effect in any colony.

(2)This section applies—

(a)to any provision of this Act that corresponds to a provision of the M24Extradition Act 1870 with amendments made by the M25Criminal Justice Act 1988; and

(b)to any provision of this Act that corresponds to a provision of the M26Fugitive Offenders Act 1967 with amendments and repeals made by the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

(3)The repeal by this Act of the Fugitive Offenders Act 1967 does not affect an Order in Council made under section 16 or 17 of that Act or the power to revoke or amend such an Order.

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[F871995 and 1996 Convention cases]E+W+S+N.I.

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F87S. 34A and preceding cross-heading inserted (the amendment coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The European Union Extradition Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/419), reg. 2, Sch. 9 para. 3

[F8834AApplication of Act in 1995 and 1996 Convention casesE+W+S+N.I.

Schedule 1A provides for the application of this Act as between—

(a)the United Kingdom and states other than the Republic of Ireland that are parties to the 1995 Convention;

(b)the United Kingdom and states other than the Republic of Ireland that are parties to the 1996 Convention.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F88S. 34A and preceding cross-heading inserted (the amendment coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The European Union Extradition Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/419), reg. 2, Sch. 9 para. 3

GeneralE+W+S+N.I.

35 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act—

  • appropriate authority” has the meaning assigned to it by section 6(9) above;

  • authority to proceed” has the meaning assigned to it by section 7(1) above;

  • court of committal” has the meaning assigned to it by section 9(1) above;

  • designated Commonwealth country” has the meaning assigned to it by section 5(1) above,

  • F89. . .

  • extradition crime”, subject to paragraph 20 of Schedule 1 to this Act, is to be construed in accordance with section 2 above;

  • extradition arrangements”, “general extradition arrangements” and “special extradition arrangements” have the meanings assigned to them by section 3 above;

  • extradition request” has the meaning assigned to it by section 7(1) above;

  • [F90“Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” means the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China;]

  • F91. . .

  • [F92“the 1995 Convention” means the Convention drawn up on the basis of Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union on Simplified Extradition Procedure between the Member States of the European Union;

  • “the 1996 Convention” means the Convention drawn up on the basis of Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union relating to Extradition between the Member States of the European Union;

  • “party to the 1995 Convention” means a state in respect of which the 1995 Convention is in force either generally or between it and the United Kingdom;

  • “party to the 1996 Convention” means a state in respect of which the 1996 Convention is in force either generally or between it and the United Kingdom;]F92 and

  • provisional warrant” has the meaning assigned to it by section 8(1) above.

(2)For the purposes of this Act a person convicted in his absence in a designated Commonwealth country or a colony shall be treated as a person accused of the offence of which he is convicted.

[F93(3)For the purposes of the application of this Act by virtue of any Order in Council in force under it or section 2 of the M27Extradition Act 1870, any reference in this Act to evidence making a case requiring an answer by an accused person shall be taken to indicate a determination of the same question as is indicated by a reference (however expressed) in any such Order (or arrangements embodied or recited in it) to evidence warranting or justifying the committal for trial of an accused person.]

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F89S. 35(1): definition of “designated metropolitan magistrate” repealed (31.8.2000) by 1999 c. 22, s. 106, Sch. 15 Pt. V(3) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 paras. 7(2), 36(9)); S.I. 2000/1920, art. 3

F90Definition in s. 35(1) inserted (1.7.1997) by S.I. 1997/1178, art. 2, Sch. para. 15.

F91S. 35(1): definition of “metropolitan magistrate” repealed (31.8.2000) by 1999 c. 22, s. 106, Sch. 15 Pt. V(3) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 paras. 7(2), 36(9)); S.I. 2000/1920, art. 3

F92Words in s. 35(1) inserted (the amendment coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The European Union Extradition Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/419), reg. 2, Sch. 9 para. 4

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C42S. 35 extended (British Antarctic Territory) (with modifications) (6.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1300, art. 2, Sch.

S. 35 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

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Supplementary EvidenceE+W+S+N.I.

36 Amendments.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the M28Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (matters not subject to investigation by Commissioner) for the words from “or” to the end there shall be substituted the words “ , the Fugitive Offenders Act 1967 or the Extradition Act 1989”.

(2)The following subsection shall be substituted for subsection (1) of section 3 of the M29Genocide Act 1969 (application to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and colonies)—

(1)Section 12 of the Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965 shall extend to the provisions of this Act amending that Act..

(3)In section 2(2) of the M30Bail Act 1976 in the definition of “proceedings against a fugitive offender” for the words from “section”, in the first place where it occurs, to “1967” there shall be substituted the words “ the Extradition Act 1989”.

(4)In paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 5 of the M31Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 (power to apply provisions of Act to countries that are not parties to the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism) for the words “Fugitive Offenders Act 1967” there shall be substituted the words “ Extradition Act 1989”.

(5)In paragraph (b) of that subsection after “1870” there shall be inserted the words “ or in the Extradition Act 1989”.

(6)The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (c) of that subsection—

(c)a colony..

(7)In paragraph (i) of that subsection for the words “of this Act which would, apart from this section, apply only in relation to convention countries” there shall be substituted the words “ to which this paragraph applies”.

(8)The following subsection shall be inserted after that subsection—

(1A)Subsection (1)(i) above applies—

(a)to the provisions of this Act which would, apart from this section, apply only in relation to convention countries; and

(b)to section 24(1) and (2) of the Extradition Act 1989..

(9)The following subsection shall be added at the end of section 6 of the M32Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983—

(5)In this section “the Convention” means the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material opened for signature at Vienna and New York on 3rd March 1980..

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C43S. 36 extended (16.8.2002) (with modifications) by The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1823), art. 2, Schs. 1-4 (as amended (16.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1825, art. 2, Sch. 2)

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37 Repeals etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 to this Act (which this Act replaces) are repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(2)The M33Extradition Act 1895 is repealed as of no practical utility.

(3)The repeal by this Act of the M34Extradition Act 1870 does not affect an Order in Council made under section 2 of that Act or the power to revoke or alter such an Order.

(4)Notwithstanding the repeal any forms that might have been used by virtue of section 20 of the Act may continue to be used and shall be deemed to be valid and sufficient in law.

(5)Section 2A of the M35Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965 shall continue to have effect notwithstanding the repeal of section 1(9) of the M36Criminal Justice Act 1988 (which introduced Schedule 1 to the Act, Part II of which inserted section 2A in the Act of 1965) and the repeal of Schedule 1.

(6)The repeal of an enactment relating to a Convention to which section 22 above applies does not affect an Order in Council made under any provision whose effect is reproduced in that section or in section 29 above or any power to revoke, amend or re-enact such an Order.

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38 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Extradition Act 1989.

(2)The provisions of this Act other than any provision to which subsection (3) below applies shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(3)The provisions of this Act to which this subsection applies are sections 7(3), 10(3)and 14(2) and (3) above, this section and paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 1.

(4)Section 136(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (which provided that torture should be deemed to be included in the list of extradition crimes contained in Schedule 1 to the Extradition Act 1870) and paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to that Act (which provided that any offence under the M37Company Securities (Insider Dealing) Act 1985 and offences under section 24 of the M38Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986 should be deemed to be so included) shall come into force immediately before this Act comes into force.

(5)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

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SCHEDULES

Section 1.

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. Provisions deriving from Extradition Act 1870 and associated enactments

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C44Sch. 1 amended (1.9.2001) by 2001 c. 17, s. 71 (with ss. 56(2), 63(2), 78); S.I. 2001/2161, art. 2

C45Sch. 1 (paras. 1-20) applied by S.I. 1991/1699, art. 2.

Sch. 1 (paras. 1-20) applied by S.I. 1991/1701, art. 2.

Sch. 1 (paras. 1-20) applied by S.I. 1991/1702, arts. 2 and 3.

C46Sch. 1 (paras. 1-20) applied by S.I. 1991/1720, art. 2.

C47Sch. 1 applied (with modifications) (27.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3200, arts. 2,3

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1760, art. 2(1)(b)(2)(b)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1762, art. 2(2)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1763, art. 2(2)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1764, art. 2(2)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1765, art. 2(2)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1766, art. 2(1)(b)(2)(b)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1767, art. 2(2)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1768, art. 2(2)

Sch. 1 applied (1.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/1769, art. 2(2)

Sch. 1 applied (27.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1831, art. 2, Sch. 2

Restrictions on surrenderE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)The following restrictions shall be observed with respect to the surrender of fugitive criminals.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A fugitive criminal shall not be surrendered—

(a)if the offence in respect of which his surrender is demanded is one of a political character, or

(b)if he proves to the satisfaction of the [F94District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)] or the court before whom he is brought on habeas corpus, or to the Secretary of State, that the requisition for his surrender has in fact been made with a view to try or punish him for an offence of a political character.

(3)A fugitive criminal shall not be surrendered to a foreign state unless provision is made by the law of that state, or by arrangement, that the fugitive criminal shall not, until he has been restored or had an opportunity of returning to Her Majesty’s dominions, be detained or tried in that foreign state for any offence committed prior to his surrender other than the extradition crime proved by the facts on which the surrender is grounded.

(4)A fugitive criminal who has been accused of some offence within United Kingdom jurisdiction not being the offence for which his surrender is asked, or is undergoing sentence under any conviction in the United Kingdom, shall not be surrendered until after he has been discharged, whether by acquittal or on expiration of his sentence or otherwise, or unless an order is made for the charge in respect of the offence to lie on the file.

(5)A fugitive criminal shall not be surrendered until the expiration of fifteen days from the date of his being committed to prison to await his surrender.

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Effect of OrderE+W+S+N.I.

2An Order in Council under section 2 of the M39Extradition Act 1870 shall be conclusive evidence that the arrangement referred to in it complies with this Schedule and that this Schedule applies in the case of the foreign state mentioned in the Order.E+W+S+N.I.

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Liability of criminal to surrenderE+W+S+N.I.

3Where this Schedule has effect in the case of any foreign state, every fugitive criminal of that state who is in or suspected of being in any part of Her Majesty’s dominions, or that part which is specified in the Order in Council relating to that state (as the case may be), shall be liable to be apprehended and surrendered in manner provided by this Schedule, whether the crime in respect of which the surrender is sought was committed before or after the date of the Order, and whether there is or is not any concurrent jurisdiction in any court of Her Majesty’s dominions over that crime.E+W+S+N.I.

Order of Secretary of State for issue of warrant in United Kingdom if crime is not of political characterE+W+S+N.I.

4(1)A requisition for the surrender of a fugitive criminal of any foreign state, who is in or suspected of being in the United Kingdom, shall be made to the Secretary of State by some person recognised by the Secretary of State as a diplomatic or consular representative of that foreign state.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order signify to a [F95the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him] that such a requisition has been made, and require him to issue his warrant for the apprehension of the fugitive criminal.

(3)If the Secretary of State is of opinion that the offence is one of a political character, he may, if he thinks fit, refuse to send any such order as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) above, and may also at any time order a fugitive criminal accused or convicted of such offence to be discharged from custody.

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Issue of warrant by metropolitan magistrate, justice etc.E+W+S+N.I.

5(1)A warrant for the apprehension of a fugitive criminal, whether accused or convicted of crime, who is in or suspected of being in the United Kingdom, may be issued—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)by [F96the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate), or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him,] on receipt of the order of the Secretary of State, and on such evidence as would in his opinion justify the issue of the warrant if the crime had been committed or the criminal convicted in England or Wales; and

(b)by F97. . . any justice of the peace in any part of the United Kingdom, on such information or complaint and such evidence or after such proceedings as would in the opinion of the person issuing the warrant justify the issue of a warrant if the crime had been committed or the criminal convicted in that part of the United Kingdom in which he exercises jurisdiction.

(2)Any person issuing a warrant under this paragraph without an order of the Secretary of State shall forthwith send a report of the fact of such issue, together with the evidence and information or complaint, or certified copies thereof, to the Secretary of State, who may if he thinks fit order the warrant to be cancelled, and the person who has been apprehended on the warrant to be discharged.

(3)A fugitive criminal, when apprehended on a warrant issued without the order of the Secretary of State, shall be brought before some person having power to issue a warrant under this paragraph, who shall by warrant order him to be brought and the prisoner shall accordingly be brought before [F96the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate), or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him,].

(4)A fugitive criminal apprehended on a warrant issued without the order of the Secretary of State shall be discharged by the [F98District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) unless he], within such reasonable time as, with reference to the circumstances of the case, he may fix, receives from the Secretary of State an order signifying that a requisition has been made for the surrender of such criminal.

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Hearing of case and evidence of political character of crimeE+W+S+N.I.

6(1)When a fugitive criminal is brought before the [F99District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) he] shall [F100have the same powers, as near as may be, including power to adjourn the case and meanwhile to remand the prisoner either in custody or on bail, as if the proceedings were the summary trial of an information against him for an offence committed in England and Wales; and section 16(1)(c) of the M40Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (costs on dismissal) shall apply accordingly reading the reference to the dismissal of the information as a reference to the discharge of the prisoner.]E+W+S+N.I.

[F101(1A)If the metropolitan magistrate exercises his power to adjourn the case he shall on so doing remand the prisoner either in custody or on bail.]

(2)The [F102District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)] shall receive any evidence which may be tendered to show that the crime of which the prisoner is accused or alleged to have been convicted is an offence of a political character or is not an extradition crime.

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F100Words in Sch. 1 para. 6(1) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(8)(a); S.I. 1997/882, art. 3.

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Committal or discharge of prisonerE+W+S+N.I.

7(1)In the case of a fugitive criminal accused of an extradition crime, if the foreign warrant authorising the arrest of such criminal is duly authenticated, and such evidence is produced as (subject to the provisions of this Schedule) would, according to the law of England and Wales, [F103make a case requiring an answer by the prisoner if the proceedings were for the trial in England and Wales of an information for the crime,] the [F104District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)]shall commit him to prison, but otherwise shall order him to be discharged.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the case of a fugitive criminal alleged to have been convicted of an extradition crime, if such evidence is produced as (subject to the provisions of this Schedule) would, according to the law of England and Wales, prove that the prisoner was convicted of such crime, the [F104District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)] shall commit him to prison, but otherwise shall order him to be discharged.

(3)If he commits such criminal to prison, he shall commit him there to await the warrant of the Secretary of State for his surrender, and shall forthwith send to the Secretary of State a certificate of the committal, and such report upon the case as he may think fit.

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Amendments (Textual)

F103Words in Sch. 1 para. 7(1) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1994 c. 33, s. 158(8)(c); S.I. 1997/882, art. 3.

Surrender of fugitive to foreign state by warrant of Secretary of StateE+W+S+N.I.

8(1)If the [F105District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)] commits a fugitive criminal to prison, he shall inform such criminal that he will not be surrendered until after the expiration of fifteen days, and that he has a right to apply for a writ of habeas corpus.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Upon the expiration of the said fifteen days, or, if a writ of habeas corpus is issued, after the decision of the court upon the return to the writ, as the case may be, or after such further period as may be allowed in either case by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State may by warrant order the fugitive criminal (if not delivered on the decision of the court) to be surrendered to such person as may in his opinion be duly authorised to receive the fugitive criminal by the foreign state from which the requisition for the surrender proceeded, and such fugitive criminal shall be surrendered accordingly.

(3)It shall be lawful for any person to whom such warrant is directed and for the person so authorised as aforesaid to receive, hold in custody, and convey within the jurisdiction of such foreign state the criminal mentioned in the warrant; and if the criminal escapes out of any custody to which he may be delivered on or in pursuance of such warrant, it shall be lawful to retake him in the same manner as any person accused of any crime against the laws of that part of Her Majesty’s dominions to which he escapes may be retaken upon an escape.

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Simplified procedureE+W+S+N.I.

9(1)A person may give notice that he waives the rights conferred on him by paragraph 8 above.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A notice under this paragraph shall be given in England and Wales in the manner prescribed by rules under section 144 of the M41Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 and, without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of that section, the power to make such rules shall include power to make provision for a magistrate to order the committal for return of a person with his consent at any time after his arrest.

(3)A notice under this paragraph shall be given in Scotland in the manner prescribed by the High Court of Justiciary by Act of Adjournal and the sheriff may order the committal for return of a person with his consent at any time after his arrest.

(4)Where an order is made under this paragraph, this Schedule shall cease to apply to the person in respect of whom it is made, except that if, within one month after the order is made, he is not surrendered to the foreign state to which he is to be returned, the High Court, upon application by or on behalf of that person, may, unless reasonable cause is shown for the delay, order him to be discharged.

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Discharge of persons apprehended if not conveyed out of United Kingdom within 2 monthsE+W+S+N.I.

10If the fugitive criminal who has been committed to prison is not surrendered and conveyed out of the United Kingdom within two months after such committal, or, if a writ of habeas corpus is issued, after the decision of the court upon the return to the writ, it shall be lawful for any judge of the High Court, upon application made to him by or on behalf of the criminal, and upon proof that reasonable notice of the intention to make such application has been given to the Secretary of State, to order the criminal to be discharged out of custody, unless sufficient cause is shown to the contrary.E+W+S+N.I.

Execution of warrant of metropolitan magistrateE+W+S+N.I.

11The warrant of the [F106District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)] issued in pursuance of this Schedule may be executed in any part of the United Kingdom in the same manner as if it had been originally issued or subsequently endorsed by a justice of the peace having jurisdiction in the place where the same is executed.E+W+S+N.I.

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Depositions etc to be evidenceE+W+S+N.I.

12Depositions and statements on oath taken in a foreign state, and copies of such original depositions or statements and foreign certificates of or judicial documents stating the fact of conviction, may, if duly authenticated, be received in evidence in proceedings under this Schedule.E+W+S+N.I.

Crimes committed at seaE+W+S+N.I.

13(1)Where the crime in respect of which the surrender of a fugitive criminal is sought was committed on board any vessel or hovercraft on the high seas which comes into any port of the United Kingdom, the following provisions shall have effect—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)this Schedule shall be construed as if [F107the references to the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him were to any District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) and those references and the references to a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) (apart from that in paragraph 11) included any sheriff in Scotland and any resident magistrate in Northern Ireland;];

(b)the criminal may be committed to any prison to which the person committing him has power to commit persons accused of the like crime;

(c)if the fugitive criminal is apprehended on a warrant issued without the order of the Secretary of State, he shall be brought before [F108any District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts), or the] sheriff or resident magistrate who issued the warrant, or who has jurisdiction in the port where the vessel lies, or in the place nearest to that port.

F109(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F107Words in Sch. 1 para. 13(1)(a) substituted (31.8.2000) by 1999 c. 22, s. 78, Sch. 11 para. 36(1)(6)(a) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 para. 7(2); S.I. 2000/1920, art. 3

F108Words in Sch. 1 para. 13(1)(c) substituted (31.8.2000) by 1999 c. 22, s. 78, Sch. 11 para. 36(1)(6)(b) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 para. 7(2); S.I. 2000/1920, art. 3

AircraftE+W+S+N.I.

14(1)For the purposes of the application of this Schedule to crimes committed on board an aircraft in flight, any aircraft registered in a country which is for the time being certified to be a country specified in an Order in Council made by virtue of section 105 of the M42Civil Aviation Act 1982 to be a Convention country as defined in section 105(1) of that Act shall at any time while that aircraft is in flight be deemed to be within the jurisdiction of that country, whether or not it is for the time being also within the jurisdiction of any other country.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Paragraph 13 above shall have effect where a person’s surrender is sought in respect of a crime committed on board an aircraft in flight which lands in the United Kingdom, but as if for references to the port where the vessel lies there were substituted references to the place at which the person whose surrender is sought is disembarked.

(3)Subsections (4) and (5) of section 92 of the M43Civil Aviation Act 1982 shall apply for the purposes of this paragraph as they apply for the purposes of that section.

(4)For the purposes of this Schedule any act, wherever committed, which—

(a)is an offence under any of the provisions of Part I of the M44Aviation Security Act 1982 (other than sections 4 and 7) or an attempt to commit such an offence, or would be such an offence or attempt but for section 1(2), 2(4), or 3(5) or (6) of that Act; and

(b)is an offence against the law of any state in relation to which this Schedule has effect,

shall be deemed to be an offence committed within the jurisdiction of that state.

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Deemed extension of jurisdiction of foreign statesE+W+S+N.I.

15For the purposes of this Schedule any act, wherever committed, which is any of the following offences—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)an offence mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 1 of the M45Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978 which is committed against a protected person within the meaning of that section;

(b)an offence mentioned in paragraph (b) of that subsection which is committed in connection with such an attack as is so mentioned;

(c)an attempt to commit an offence mentioned in the preceding paragraphs;

(d)an offence under section 1(3) of the Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978;

(e)an offence under the M46Taking of Hostages Act 1982 or an attempt to commit such an offence;

(f)an offence mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (1) of section 1 of the M47Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983 which is committed by doing an act in relation to or by means of nuclear material, as defined in that Act;

(g)an offence under section 2 of that Act;

(h)an attempt to commit an offence mentioned in paragraph (f) or (g) above; [F110. . .]

(i)torture,

[F111(j)a drug trafficking offence within the meaning of the [F112Drug Trafficking Act 1994;] . . . F113

(k)an offence to which section 1 of the M48Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987 relates;][F114or

[F115(l)]  .

[F116(m)a drug trafficking offence within the meaning of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland ) Order 1996;]][F117; or

(n)an offence mentioned in section 1(2) of the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 which is committed against a UN worker within the meaning of that Act; or

(o)an offence mentioned in subsection (2) of section 2 of that Act which is committed in connection with such an attack as is mentioned in subsection (1) of that section;

(p)an offence under section 3 of that Act;

(q)an attempt to commit an offence mentioned in paragraph (n), (o) or (p).][F118or

(l)an offence under section 1, 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13 of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 or an attempt to commit such an offence,]

and an offence against the law of any state in relation to which this Schedule has effect shall be deemed to be an offence committed within the jurisdiction of that state.

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F112Words in Sch. 1 para. 15(j) substituted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 37, ss. 65, 69(2), Sch. 1 para. 24.

F113Word “or” immediately following paragraph (j) repealed by Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31, SIF 39:2), s. 53(2), Sch. 4

F114Sch. 1 para. 15(l) and the word "or" immediately preceding it inserted (1.7.1991) by S.I. 1990/2588 (N.I. 17), art. 38(1), Sch. 2 para. 6; S.R. 1991/220, art. 2

F115As to Sch. 1 paragraph 15(l) please see below after paragraph 15(q) and in the footnote to paragraph 15(m).

F116Sch. 1 para. 15(m) substituted (25.8.1996) by S.I. 1996/1299 (N.I. 9), art. 57(1), Sch. 3 para. 9 (the substitution being expressed to be a substitution for paragraph 15(l): at that time there were two paragraphs 15(l) and this text treats the substitution by N.I. 9 as being in place of text of paragraph 15(l) standing by virtue of S.I. 1990/2588 (N.I. 17)).

F117Sch. 1 para. 15(n)-(q) and word "or" inserted (27.4.1997) by 1997 c. 13, ss. 6(3), 10(2).

F118Sch. 1 para. 15(l) (beginning “(l) an offence under”) and the word "or" immediately preceding it inserted by Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31, SIF 39:2), s. 53(1), Sch. 3 para. 10

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M481987 c.41 (39:1).

Fugitive criminals in coloniesE+W+S+N.I.

16This Schedule, when applied by Order in Council, shall, unless it is otherwise provided by such Order, extend to every colony in the same manner as if throughout this Schedule a reference to the colony were substituted for the United Kingdom or England and Wales, as the case may require, but with the following modifications, namely—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the requisition for the surrender of a fugitive criminal who is in or suspected of being in a colony may be made to the governor of that colony by any person recognised by that governor as a consular representative, or (if the fugitive criminal has escaped from a colony or dependency of the foreign state on behalf of which the requisition is made) as the governor of such colony or dependency;

(b)no warrant of the Secretary of State shall be required, and all powers vested in or acts authorised or required to be done under this Schedule by the metropolitan magistrate and the Secretary of State, or either of them, in relation to the surrender of a fugitive criminal, may be done by the governor of the colony alone;

(c)a judge of any court exercising in the colony the like powers as the High Court exercises in England and Wales may exercise the power of discharging a criminal when not conveyed within two months out of such British possession.

Criminal surrendered by foreign state not triable for previous crimeE+W+S+N.I.

17Where in pursuance of any arrangement with a foreign state, any person accused or convicted of an extradition crime is surrendered by that foreign state, such person shall not until he has been restored or had an opportunity of returning to such foreign state, be triable or tried for any offence committed prior to the surrender in any part of Her Majesty’s dominions other than such of the said crimes as may be proved by the facts on which the surrender is grounded.E+W+S+N.I.

Application of Schedule in Channel Islands and Isle of ManE+W+S+N.I.

18This Schedule (except so far as relates to the execution of warrants in the Channel Islands) shall extend to the Channel Islands and Isle of Man in the same manner as if they were part of the United Kingdom; and the royal courts of the Channel Islands are hereby respectively authorised and required to register this Schedule.E+W+S+N.I.

Dependencies of foreign statesE+W+S+N.I.

19For the purposes of this Schedule, every colony, dependency, and constituent part of a foreign state, and every vessel of that state, shall (except where expressly mentioned as distinct in this Schedule) be deemed to be within the jurisdiction of and to be part of such foreign state.E+W+S+N.I.

InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

20In this Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires—E+W+S+N.I.

  • colony” includes colonies under one legislature;

  • conviction” and “convicted” do not include or refer to a conviction which under foreign law is a conviction for contumacy, but “accused person” includes a person so convicted for contumacy;

  • extradition crime”, in relation to any foreign state, is to be construed by reference to the Order in Council under section 2 of the M49Extradition Act 1870 applying to that state as it had effect immediately before the coming into force of this Act and to any amendments thereafter made to that Order;

  • fugitive criminal” means any person accused or convicted of an extradition crime committed within the jurisdiction of any foreign state who is in or is suspected of being in some part of Her Majesty’s dominions;

  • fugitive criminal of a foreign state” means a fugitive criminal accused or convicted of an extradition crime committed within the jurisdiction of that state;

  • justice of the peace” includes in Scotland a sheriff;

  • legislature” means any person or persons who can exercise legislative authority in a colony, and where there are local legislatures as well as a central legislature, means the central legislature only;

  • warrant”, in the case of any foreign state, includes any judicial document authorising the arrest of a person accused of crime.

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[F119SCHEDULE 1AE+W+S+N.I. THE 1995 CONVENTION AND THE 1996 CONVENTION

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F119Sch. 1A inserted (the amendment coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The European Union Extradition Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/419), reg. 2, Sch. 9 para. 5

PART 1 E+W+S+N.I. THE 1995 CONVENTION

Application of ActE+W+S+N.I.

1This Act applies as if the terms of the 1995 Convention were general extradition arrangements made between the United Kingdom and the states other than the Republic of Ireland that are parties to it.

Adaptations of ActE+W+S+N.I.

2As applied by paragraph 1 above, this Act has effect as between the United Kingdom and the states other than the Republic of Ireland that are parties to the 1995 Convention with the following adaptations.

3In section 6 after subsection (6) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(6A)Subsection (4) above does not apply if the person has consented to his return to the relevant foreign state under section 14A below..

4In section 9 after subsection (3) insert -E+W+S+N.I.

(3A)The Court of committal shall, as soon as practicable and in any event before committing the person arrested under subsection (8) below—

(a)inform him that he may consent to his return to the foreign state that made the extradition request; and

(b)explain the effect of any such consent and the procedure that will apply if he gives any such consent.

(3B)The court of committal shall also inform the person arrested that—

(a)any such consent is to be given in writing and is irrevocable;

(b)any such consent is to be given to the court, if it is given before an order for committal under subsection (8) below has been made;

(c)any such consent is to be given to the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers, if it is given after an order for committal under subsection (8) below has been made..

5After section 14 insert—E+W+S+N.I.

14A Consent to return

(1)A person arrested in pursuance of a warrant under section 8 above may consent to his return to the foreign state that made the extradition request.

(2)Any consent under this section is irrevocable.

(3)If the person has not been committed under section 9 above, any consent under this section must be given by notice in writing to the court of committal.

(4)In England and Wales, the notice is to be given in the manner prescribed by rules under section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.

(5)Without prejudice to the generality of section 144(1) of that Act, the power to make rules under that section includes power to make provision for a [F120Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him for the purposes of this Act]F120 to order the committal for return of a person if he gives consent under this section before he is committed under section 9 above.

(6)In Scotland, the notice is to be given in the manner prescribed by the High Court of Justiciary by Act of Adjournal and the sheriff may order the committal for return of a person if he gives consent under this section before he is committed under section 9 above.

(7)Where an order is made by virtue of subsection (5) or (6) above, this Act shall cease to apply to the person in respect of whom the order is made, subject to subsection (8) below.

(8)If the person is not returned within 20 days after the order is made, the High Court or in Scotland the High Court of Justiciary may, on application by him or on his behalf, order him to be discharged unless reasonable cause is shown for the delay.

(9)If the person has been committed under section 9 above, any consent under this section must be given to the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers.

(10)The Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers may, by warrant, order his return at any time under this section..

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6In section 18 after subsection (1) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(1A)In a case where the foreign state by which the person is returned has made a declaration under Article 9(a) of the 1995 Convention, subsection (1) above does not apply if—

(a)the person has consented to his return, and

(b)where the state has made a declaration under Article 7(4) of that Convention, he has not revoked his consent.

(1B)In a case where the foreign state by which the person is returned has made a declaration under Article 9(b) of the 1995 Convention, subsection (1) above does not apply if—

(a)the person has consented to his return and has renounced the benefit of subsection (1) above, and

(b)where the state has made a declaration under Article 7(4) of that Convention, he has not revoked his consent or renunciation..

PART 2 E+W+S+N.I. THE 1996 CONVENTION

Application of ActE+W+S+N.I.

7This Act applies as if the terms of the 1996 Convention were general extradition arrangements made between the United Kingdom and the other states other than the Republic of Ireland that are parties to it.

Adaptations of ActE+W+S+N.I.

8As applied by paragraph 7 above, this Act has effect as between the United Kingdom and the states other than the Republic of Ireland that are parties to the 1996 Convention with the following adaptations.

9(1)Section 2 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)(a)—

(a)for “12 months” substitute “ 6 months”;

(b)for “so punishable under that law” substitute “ punishable under that law with imprisonment, or any form of detention wherever served, for a term of 12 months, or any greater punishment”.

(3)In subsection (1)(b) after “imprisonment” insert “ , or any form of detention wherever served,”.

(4)In subsections (2) and (3) for “12 months” substitute “ 6 months”.

10(1)Section 6 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), omit paragraph (a).

(3)In subsection (4) after paragraph (a) insert—

“(aa)an offence which is not punishable with imprisonment or any other form of detention;

(ab)an offence in respect of which he will not be detained in connection with his trial, sentence or appeal;

(ac)an offence in respect of which an appropriate authority is satisfied that a sentence of imprisonment or any other form of detention will be imposed only if he has specifically waived the right which (but for this paragraph) he would have not to be dealt with for the offence; ”.

(4)F121. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)After subsection (6) insert—

(6A)Subsection (4) above does not apply if

(a)the relevant foreign state has made a declaration under Article 11 of the 1996 Convention, and

(b)no indication has been given by the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers that consent should not be deemed to have been given in the person’s case..

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Amendments (Textual)

11(1)Section 18 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1) after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)an offence which is not punishable with imprisonment; or

(bb)an offence in respect of which no custodial sentence will be imposed; or

(bc)an offence in connection with which the person returned will not be detained in custody; or

(bd)an offence in respect of which he has notified the court in writing that he waives the right which (but for this paragraph) he would have not to be tried for the offence; or.

(3)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)Subsection (1) above does not apply if—

(a)the foreign state has made a declaration under Article 11 of the 1996 Convention, and

(b)no indication has been given by the foreign state that consent should not be deemed to have been given in the person’s case.

[F122(1B)Where the foreign state has made a declaration under Article 6(3) of the 1996 Convention, fiscal offences, other than those connected with excise, value added tax or customs, are excluded from paragraph (ba) to (bd) of subsection (1) above..]

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12(1)Section 26 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)In extradition proceedings in relation to a person whose return has been requested by a foreign state, a copy of an arrest warrant or certificate of conviction issued in the foreign state shall be deemed duly authenticated if it purports to be certified as a true copy of the original by a judicial or other authority of the state..

(3)In subsection (2) for “(1)(b)” substitute “ (1)”.

Section 37.

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S+N.I. Repeals

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
33 & 34 Vict. c. 52.Extradition Act 1870.The whole Act.
36 & 37 Vict. c. 60.Extradition Act 1873.In section 1, the words from the beginning to “and”, in the fourth place where it occurs and the word “alone”.
Sections 3 and 4.
Sections 6 to 8.
The Schedule.
36 & 37 Vict. c. 88.Slave Trade Act 1873.Section 27.
58 & 59 Vict. c.33.Extradition Act 1895.The whole Act.
6 Edw.7 c. 15.Extradition Act 1906.The whole Act.
22 & 23 Geo.5 c. 39.Extradition Act 1932.The whole Act.
25 & 26 Geo.5 c. 25.Counterfeit Currency (Convention) Act 1935.Section 6(4).
4 & 5 Eliz.2 c. 69.Sexual Offences Act 1956.In Schedule 3, the entry relating to the Extradition Act 1873.
9 & 10 Eliz.2 c. 60.Suicide Act 1961.In Schedule 1, in Part II, the entry relating to the Extradition Act 1870.
1967 c. 58.Criminal Law Act 1967.Section 4(6).
Section 11(2)(a)(i).
1967 c. 68.Fugitive Offenders Act 1967.The whole Act.
1968 c. 60.Theft Act 1968.In Part II of Schedule 2, the entry relating to the Extradition Act 1873.
1969 c. 12.Genocide Act 1969.In section 2, subsection (1), and in subsection (2), the words “the Acts mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, the Extradition Act 1873 and”.
1969 c. 54.Children and Young Persons Act 1969.Section 60.
1971 c. 38.Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.Section 33.
197l c. 48.Criminal Damage Act 197l.Section 11(4).
1973 c. 62.Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973.In Schedule 5, paragraph 15.
1978 c. 17.Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978.Section 3.
Section 4(1).
1978 c. 26.Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978.Section 1(3)(a) and (b).
Section 2(1).
Section 3.
1978 c. 31.Theft Act 1978.Section 5(3).
1978 c. 37.Protection of Children Act 1978.Section 1(6).
1981 c. 61.British Nationality Act 1981.In Schedule 7, the entry relating to the Fugitive Offenders Act 1967.
1982 c. 16.Civil Aviation Act 1982.Section 93.
1982 c. 28.Taking of Hostages Act 1982.Section 3(1) and (4).
Section 4.
Section 5(1).
1982 c. 36.Aviation Security Act 1982.Section 9.
Section 39(1).
1983 c. 18.Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983.Section 5.
Section 7(1).
1985 c. 38.Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985.Section 3(1).
1988 c. 33.Criminal Justice Act 1988.Sections 1 to 21.
Sections 136 and 137.
Section 138(2) and (3).
Schedule 1.
In Schedule 15, paragraphs 34, 54, 55, 57, 81, 83 to 88 and 95 and 96.
1989 c. 4.Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989.In Schedule 8, paragraph 1.]

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