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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Extradition to category 1 territories

    1. Introduction

      1. 1.Extradition to category 1 territories

      2. 2.Part 1 warrant and certificate

    2. Arrest

      1. 3.Arrest under certified Part 1 warrant

      2. 4.Person arrested under Part 1 warrant

      3. 5.Provisional arrest

      4. 6.Person arrested under section 5

    3. The initial hearing

      1. 7.Identity of person arrested

      2. 8.Remand etc.

      3. 8A.Person charged with offence in United Kingdom before extradition hearing

      4. 8B.Person serving sentence in United Kingdom before extradition hearing

    4. The extradition hearing

      1. 9.Judge’s powers at extradition hearing

      2. 10.Initial stage of extradition hearing

      3. 11.Bars to extradition

      4. 12.Rule against double jeopardy

      5. 13.Extraneous considerations

      6. 14.Passage of time

      7. 15.Age

      8. 16.Hostage-taking considerations

      9. 17.Speciality

      10. 18.Earlier extradition to United Kingdom from category 1 territory

      11. 19.Earlier extradition to United Kingdom from non-category 1 territory

      12. 19A.Earlier transfer to United Kingdom by International Criminal Court

      13. 19B.Forum

      14. 20.Case where person has been convicted

      15. 21.Human rights

    5. Matters arising before end of extradition hearing

      1. 22.Person charged with offence in United Kingdom

      2. 23.Person serving sentence in United Kingdom

      3. 24.Extradition request

      4. 25.Physical or mental condition

    6. Appeals

      1. 26.Appeal against extradition order

      2. 27.Court’s powers on appeal under section 26

      3. 28.Appeal against discharge at extradition hearing

      4. 29.Court’s powers on appeal under section 28

      5. 30.Detention pending conclusion of appeal under section 28

      6. 31.Appeal to High Court: time limit for start of hearing

      7. 32.Appeal to Supreme Court

      8. 33.Powers of Supreme Court on appeal under section 32

      9. 33A.Detention pending conclusion of certain appeals under section 32

      10. 34.Appeals: general

    7. Time for extradition

      1. 35.Extradition where no appeal

      2. 36.Extradition following appeal

      3. 37.Undertaking in relation to person serving sentence in United Kingdom

      4. 38.Extradition following deferral for competing claim

      5. 39.Asylum claim

      6. 40.Certificate in respect of asylum claimant

    8. Withdrawal of Part 1 warrant

      1. 41.Withdrawal of warrant before extradition

      2. 42.Withdrawal of warrant while appeal to High Court pending

      3. 43.Withdrawal of warrant while appeal to Supreme Court pending

    9. Competing Part 1 warrants

      1. 44.Competing Part 1 warrants

    10. Consent to extradition

      1. 45.Consent to extradition

      2. 46.Extradition order following consent

      3. 47.Extradition to category 1 territory following consent

      4. 48.Other warrant issued following consent

      5. 49.Other warrant issued: extradition to category 1 territory

      6. 50.Other warrant issued: proceedings deferred

      7. 51.Extradition request following consent

      8. 52.Undertaking in relation to person serving sentence

      9. 53.Extradition following deferral for competing claim

    11. Post-extradition matters

      1. 54.Request for consent to other offence being dealt with

      2. 55.Questions for decision at consent hearing

      3. 56.Request for consent to further extradition to category 1 territory

      4. 57.Questions for decision at consent hearing

      5. 58.Consent to further extradition to category 2 territory

      6. 59.Return of person to serve remainder of sentence

    12. Costs

      1. 60.Costs where extradition ordered

      2. 61.Costs where discharge ordered

      3. 62.Costs where discharge ordered: supplementary

    13. Repatriation cases

      1. 63.Persons serving sentences outside territory where convicted

    14. Interpretation

      1. 64.Extradition offences: person not sentenced for offence

      2. 65.Extradition offences: person sentenced for offence

      3. 66.Extradition offences: supplementary

      4. 67.The appropriate judge

      5. 68.The extradition hearing

      6. 68A.Unlawfully at large

  3. Part 2 Extradition to category 2 territories

    1. Introduction

      1. 69.Extradition to category 2 territories

      2. 70.Extradition request and certificate

    2. Arrest

      1. 71.Arrest warrant following extradition request

      2. 72.Person arrested under section 71

      3. 73.Provisional warrant

      4. 74.Person arrested under provisional warrant

    3. The extradition hearing

      1. 75.Date of extradition hearing: arrest under section 71

      2. 76.Date of extradition hearing: arrest under provisional warrant

      3. 76A.Person charged with offence in United Kingdom before extradition hearing

      4. 76B.Person serving sentence in United Kingdom before extradition hearing

      5. 77.Judge’s powers at extradition hearing

      6. 78.Initial stages of extradition hearing

      7. 79.Bars to extradition

      8. 80.Rule against double jeopardy

      9. 81.Extraneous considerations

      10. 82.Passage of time

      11. 83.Hostage-taking considerations

      12. 83A.Forum

      13. 84.Case where person has not been convicted

      14. 85.Case where person has been convicted

      15. 86.Conviction in person’s absence

      16. 87.Human rights

      17. 88.Person charged with offence in United Kingdom

      18. 89.Person serving sentence in United Kingdom

      19. 90.Competing extradition claim

      20. 91.Physical or mental condition

      21. 92.Case sent to Secretary of State

    4. Secretary of State’s functions

      1. 93.Secretary of State’s consideration of case

      2. 94.Death penalty

      3. 95.Speciality

      4. 96.Earlier extradition to United Kingdom from other territory

      5. 96A.Earlier transfer to United Kingdom by International Criminal Court

      6. 97.Deferral: person charged with offence in United Kingdom

      7. 98.Deferral: person serving sentence in United Kingdom

      8. 99.Time limit for order for extradition or discharge

      9. 100.Information

      10. 101.Making of order for extradition or discharge

      11. 102.The appropriate day

    5. Appeals

      1. 103.Appeal where case sent to Secretary of State

      2. 104.Court’s powers on appeal under section 103

      3. 105.Appeal against discharge at extradition hearing

      4. 106.Court’s powers on appeal under section 105

      5. 107.Detention pending conclusion of appeal under section 105

      6. 108.Appeal against extradition order

      7. 109.Court’s powers on appeal under section 108

      8. 110.Appeal against discharge by Secretary of State

      9. 111.Court’s powers on appeal under section 110

      10. 112.Detention pending conclusion of appeal under section 110

      11. 113.Appeal to High Court: time limit for start of hearing

      12. 114.Appeal to Supreme Court

      13. 115.Powers of Supreme Court on appeal under section 114

      14. 115A.Detention pending conclusion of certain appeals under section 114

      15. 116.Appeals: general

    6. Time for extradition

      1. 117.Extradition where no appeal

      2. 118.Extradition following appeal

      3. 119.Undertaking in relation to person serving sentence in United Kingdom

      4. 120.Extradition following deferral for competing claim

      5. 121.Asylum claim

    7. Withdrawal of extradition request

      1. 122.Withdrawal of request before end of extradition hearing

      2. 123.Withdrawal of request after case sent to Secretary of State

      3. 124.Withdrawal of request while appeal to High Court pending

      4. 125.Withdrawal of request while appeal to Supreme Court pending

    8. Competing extradition requests

      1. 126.Competing extradition requests

    9. Consent to extradition

      1. 127.Consent to extradition: general

      2. 128.Consent to extradition before case sent to Secretary of State

    10. Post-extradition matters

      1. 129.Consent to other offence being dealt with

      2. 130.Consent to further extradition to category 2 territory

      3. 131.Consent to further extradition to category 1 territory

      4. 132.Return of person to serve remainder of sentence

    11. Costs

      1. 133.Costs where extradition ordered

      2. 134.Costs where discharge ordered

      3. 135.Costs where discharge ordered: supplementary

    12. Repatriation cases

      1. 136.Persons serving sentences outside territory where convicted

    13. Interpretation

      1. 137.Extradition offences: person not sentenced for offence

      2. 138.Extradition offences: person sentenced for offence

      3. 139.The appropriate judge

      4. 140.The extradition hearing

      5. 140A.Unlawfully at large

      6. 141.Scotland: references to Secretary of State

  4. Part 3 Extradition to the United Kingdom

    1. Extradition from category 1 territories

      1. 142.Issue of Part 3 warrant

      2. 143.Undertaking in relation to person serving sentence

      3. 144.Return to extraditing territory to serve sentence

      4. 145.Service of sentence in territory executing Part 3 warrant

      5. 146.Dealing with person for other offences

      6. 147.Effect of consent to extradition to the United Kingdom

      7. 148.Extradition offences

      8. 149.The appropriate judge

    2. Extradition from category 2 territories

      1. 150.Dealing with person for other offences: Commonwealth countries etc.

      2. 151.Dealing with person for other offences: other category 2 territories

    3. General

      1. 151A.Dealing with person for other offences

      2. 152.Remission of punishment for other offences

      3. 153.Return of person acquitted or not tried

      4. 153A.Undertaking in relation to person serving sentence

      5. 153B.Return of person in pursuance of undertaking

      6. 153C.Return to extraditing territory to serve sentence

      7. 153D.Sections 153A and 153C etc: supplementary

      8. 154.Restriction on bail where undertaking given by Secretary of State

      9. 155.Service personnel

      10. 155A.Category 1 territories not applying framework decision to old cases

  5. Part 4 Police powers

    1. Warrants and orders

      1. 156.Search and seizure warrants

      2. 157.Production orders

      3. 158.Requirements for making of production order

      4. 159.Computer information

      5. 160.Warrants: special procedure material and excluded material

    2. Search and seizure without warrant

      1. 161.Entry and search of premises for purposes of arrest

      2. 162.Entry and search of premises on arrest

      3. 163.Search of person on arrest

      4. 164.Entry and search of premises after arrest

      5. 165.Additional seizure powers

    3. Treatment following arrest

      1. 166.Fingerprints and samples

      2. 167.Searches and examination

      3. 168.Photographs

      4. 169.Evidence of identity: England and Wales

      5. 170.Evidence of identity: Northern Ireland

      6. 171.Other treatment and rights

    4. Delivery of seized property

      1. 172.Delivery of seized property

    5. Codes of practice

      1. 173.Codes of practice

    6. General

      1. 174.Interpretation

      2. 175.Customs officers

      3. 176.Service policemen

  6. Part 5 Miscellaneous and general

    1. British overseas territories

      1. 177.Extradition from British overseas territories

      2. 178.Extradition to British overseas territories

    2. Competing extradition claims

      1. 179.Competing claims to extradition

      2. 180.Proceedings on deferred warrant or request

      3. 181.Proceedings where extradition deferred

    3. Legal aid

      1. 182.Legal advice, assistance and representation: England and Wales

      2. 183.Legal aid: Scotland

      3. 184.Grant of free legal aid: Northern Ireland

      4. 185.Free legal aid: supplementary

    4. Re-extradition

      1. 186.Re-extradition: preliminary

      2. 187.Re-extradition hearing

      3. 188.Re-extradition to category 1 territories

      4. 189.Re-extradition to category 2 territories

    5. Conduct of extradition proceedings

      1. 190.Crown Prosecution Service: role in extradition proceedings

      2. 191.Lord Advocate: role in extradition proceedings

      3. 192.Northern Ireland DPP and Crown Solicitor: role in extradition proceedings

    6. Parties to international Conventions

      1. 193.Parties to international Conventions

    7. Special extradition arrangements

      1. 194.Special extradition arrangements

    8. Human rights

      1. 195.Human rights: appropriate tribunal

    9. Genocide etc

      1. 196.Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

    10. Custody and bail

      1. 197.Custody

      2. 197A.Extradition of serving prisoner

      3. 198.Bail: England and Wales

      4. 199.Bail: Scotland

      5. 200.Appeal against grant of bail

      6. 201.Remand to local authority accommodation

    11. Evidence

      1. 202.Receivable documents

      2. 203.Documents sent by facsimile

      3. 204.Warrant issued by category 1 territory: transmission by other electronic means

      4. 205.Written statements and admissions

      5. 206.Burden and standard of proof

    12. Live links

      1. 206A.Use of live links at certain hearings

      2. 206B.Live links: supplementary

      3. 206C.Live links: interpretation

    13. Other miscellaneous provisions

      1. 207.Extradition for more than one offence

      2. 208.National security

      3. 209.Reasonable force

      4. 210.Rules of court

      5. 211.Service of notices

      6. 212.Article 95 alerts: transitional provision

    14. Interpretation

      1. 213.Disposal of Part 1 warrant and extradition request

      2. 214.Disposal of charge

      3. 215.European framework list

      4. 216.Other interpretative provisions

    15. General

      1. 217.Form of documents

      2. 218.Existing legislation on extradition

      3. 219.Amendments

      4. 220.Repeals

      5. 221.Commencement

      6. 222.Channel Islands and Isle of Man

      7. 223.Orders and regulations

      8. 224.Orders in Council

      9. 225.Finance

      10. 226.Extent

      11. 227.Short title

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Re-extradition: modifications

      1. Part 1 Category 1 territories

        1. 1.In section 11(1), omit paragraphs (c), (g) and (h).

        2. 2.Omit sections 14, 18 and 19.

        3. 3.In section 21(3), for “must” substitute “ may ”.

        4. 4.In section 31(2), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “...

        5. 5.In section 39(2)(a), for “a certificate is issued under section...

        6. 6.In section 44(2)(a), for “following his arrest under this Part”...

        7. 7.In section 45(1), for the words from “arrested” to “issued”...

      2. Part 2 Category 2 territories

        1. 8.In section 78, omit subsections (2), (3), (5) and (8)....

        2. 9.In section 78, for subsection (4) substitute—

        3. 10.In section 78(6), for “any of the questions” substitute “...

        4. 11.In section 78(7), for “those questions” substitute “ that question...

        5. 12.In section 79(1), omit paragraph (c).

        6. 13.Omit section 82.

        7. 14.In section 87(3), for the words from “must send the...

        8. 15.In section 87, after subsection (3) insert—

        9. 16.In section 103(1)— (a) for the words from “sends a...

        10. 17.In section 103(2), for the words from “the person” to...

        11. 18.In section 103, omit subsections (3), (5), (6), (7) and...

        12. 19.In section 103(9), for the words from “the Secretary of...

        13. 20.In section 104, omit subsections (1)(b), (6) and (7).

        14. 21.In section 106, omit subsections (1)(b), (7) and (8).

        15. 22.In section 117(1)(a), for “the Secretary of State” substitute “...

        16. 23.In section 117(1)(b), for the words from “permitted period” to...

        17. 24.In section 117, after subsection (1) insert—

        18. 25.In section 117(2), for “the Secretary of State” substitute “...

        19. 26.In section 119(1)(a), for “the Secretary of State” substitute “...

        20. 27.In section 119, in subsections (2) to (6) and in...

        21. 28.In section 120, after subsection (1) insert—

        22. 29.In section 121(2)(a), for “a certificate is issued under section...

        23. 30.In section 127(1), for the words from “arrested” to “requested”...

        24. 31.In section 127(3), before paragraph (a) insert—

        25. 32.In section 127, omit subsections (4) and (5).

        26. 33.In section 128, after subsection (1) insert—

        27. 34.In section 128(4), for the words from “send the case”...

        28. 35.In section 128, after subsection (5) insert—

        29. 36.After section 128 insert— Extradition to category 2 territory following...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      European framework list

      1. 1.Participation in a criminal organisation.

      2. 2.Terrorism.

      3. 3.Trafficking in human beings.

      4. 4.Sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.

      5. 5.Illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

      6. 6.Illicit trafficking in weapons, munitions and explosives.

      7. 7.Corruption.

      8. 8.Fraud, including that affecting the financial interests of the European...

      9. 9.Laundering of the proceeds of crime.

      10. 10.Counterfeiting currency, including of the euro.

      11. 11.Computer-related crime.

      12. 12.Environmental crime, including illicit trafficking in endangered animal species and...

      13. 13.Facilitation of unauthorised entry and residence.

      14. 14.Murder, grievous bodily injury.

      15. 15.Illicit trade in human organs and tissue.

      16. 16.Kidnapping, illegal restraint and hostage-taking.

      17. 17.Racism and xenophobia.

      18. 18.Organised or armed robbery.

      19. 19.Illicit trafficking in cultural goods, including antiques and works of...

      20. 20.Swindling.

      21. 21.Racketeering and extortion.

      22. 22.Counterfeiting and piracy of products.

      23. 23.Forgery of administrative documents and trafficking therein.

      24. 24.Forgery of means of payment.

      25. 25.Illicit trafficking in hormonal substances and other growth promoters.

      26. 26.Illicit trafficking in nuclear or radioactive materials.

      27. 27.Trafficking in stolen vehicles.

      28. 28.Rape.

      29. 29.Arson.

      30. 30.Crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

      31. 31.Unlawful seizure of aircraft/ships.

      32. 32.Sabotage.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Amendments

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.The amendments specified in this Schedule shall have effect.

      2. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

        1. 2.In Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c....

      3. Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80)

        1. 3.Section 34 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80)...

      4. Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 (c. 26)

        1. 4.Sections 1 (offences not to be regarded as of a...

        2. 5.For section 5 of the Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978...

      5. Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (c. 5)

        1. 6.Section 22(1) of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990...

      6. Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18)

        1. 7.Section 15 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18)...

      7. Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31)

        1. 8.Section 49 of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990...

      8. Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

        1. 9.In section 47 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c....

      9. United Nations Personnel Act 1997 (c. 13)

        1. 10.Section 6(1) of the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 (c....

      10. Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

        1. 11.Section 64(5) of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) (offences...

      11. International Criminal Court Act 2001 (c. 17)

        1. 12.Section 71 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 (c....

        2. 13.(1) Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the International Criminal...

      12. Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40)

        1. 14.Section 191 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40) (offences...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Repeals

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