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I1Act wholly in force at 1.1.2004, see s. 221 and S.I. 2003/3103, art. 2 (subject to arts. 3-5) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3258 art. 2(2) and S.I. 2003/3312 art. 2(2))

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(1)A Part 1 warrant may be received in evidence in proceedings under this Act.

(2)Any other document issued in a category 1 territory may be received in evidence in proceedings under this Act if it is duly authenticated.

(3)A document issued in a category 2 territory may be received in evidence in proceedings under this Act if it is duly authenticated.

(4)A document issued in a category 1 or category 2 territory is duly authenticated if (and only if) one of these applies—

(a)it purports to be signed by a judge, magistrate or [F1officer]F1 of the territory;

[F2(aa)it purports to be certified, whether by seal or otherwise, by the Ministry or Department of the territory responsible for justice or for foreign affairs;]

F2(b)it purports to be authenticated by the oath or affirmation of a witness.

(5)Subsections (2) and (3) do not prevent a document that is not duly authenticated from being received in evidence in proceedings under this Act.

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I2Act wholly in force at 1.1.2004, see s. 221 and S.I. 2003/3103, art. 2 (subject to arts. 3-5) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3258 art. 2(2) and S.I. 2003/3312 art. 2(2))

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(1)This section applies if a document to be sent in connection with proceedings under this Act is sent by facsimile transmission.

(2)This Act has effect as if the document received by facsimile transmission were the document used to make the transmission.

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I3Act wholly in force at 1.1.2004, see s. 221 and S.I. 2003/3103, art. 2 (subject to arts. 3-5) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3258 art. 2(2) and S.I. 2003/3312 art. 2(2))

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(1)This section applies if—

(a)an arrest warrant is issued by an authority of a category 1 territory in a case in which an article 26 alert is issued,

(b)the information contained in the warrant and the alert are transmitted to the designated authority by electronic means, and

(c)that information is received by the designated authority in a qualifying form.

(2)This section also applies if—

(a)an arrest warrant is issued by an authority of a category 1 territory in a case in which no article 26 alert is issued,

(b)the information contained in the warrant is transmitted to the designated authority by electronic means, and

(c)that information is received by the designated authority in a qualifying form.

(3)The reference in section 2(2) to an arrest warrant issued by a judicial authority of a category 1 territory is to be read as if it were a reference to the information received by the designated authority.

(4)The references in section 63(1) to an arrest warrant are to be read as if they were references to the information received by the designated authority.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (1), a reference to the information contained in the article 26 alert includes a reference to any information sent with that information relating to the case in question.

(6)For the purposes of this section—

(a)an article 26 alert is an alert issued pursuant to article 26 of the Council Decision on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System of 12 June 2007,

(b)references to information being transmitted by electronic means do not include facsimile transmission, and

(c)information is received in a qualifying form if it is received in a form in which it is intelligible and which is capable of being used for subsequent reference.F3]

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I4Act wholly in force at 1.1.2004, see s. 221 and S.I. 2003/3103, art. 2 (subject to arts. 3-5) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3258 art. 2(2) and S.I. 2003/3312 art. 2(2))

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(1)The provisions mentioned in subsection (2) apply in relation to proceedings under this Act as they apply in relation to proceedings for an offence.

(2)The provisions are—

(a)section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80) (proof by written statement in criminal proceedings);

(b)section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (proof by formal admission in criminal proceedings);

(c)section 1 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 28) (proof by written statement in criminal proceedings);

(d)section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (proof by formal admission in criminal proceedings).

(3)As applied by subsection (1) in relation to proceedings under this Act, section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 and section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 have effect as if—

(a)references to the defendant were to the person whose extradition is sought (or who has been extradited);

(b)references to the prosecutor were to the category 1 or category 2 territory concerned;

(c)references to the trial were to the proceedings under this Act for the purposes of which the admission is made;

(d)references to subsequent criminal proceedings were to subsequent proceedings under this Act.

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Commencement Information

I5Act wholly in force at 1.1.2004, see s. 221 and S.I. 2003/3103, art. 2 (subject to arts. 3-5) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3258 art. 2(2) and S.I. 2003/3312 art. 2(2))

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(1)This section applies if, in proceedings under this Act, a question arises as to burden or standard of proof.

(2)The question must be decided by applying any enactment or rule of law that would apply if the proceedings were proceedings for an offence.

(3)Any enactment or rule of law applied under subsection (2) to proceedings under this Act must be applied as if—

(a)the person whose extradition is sought (or who has been extradited) were accused of an offence;

(b)the category 1 or category 2 territory concerned were the prosecution.

(4)Subsections (2) and (3) are subject to any express provision of this Act.

(5)In this section “enactment” includes an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament.

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Commencement Information

I6Act wholly in force at 1.1.2004, see s. 221 and S.I. 2003/3103, art. 2 (subject to arts. 3-5) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3258 art. 2(2) and S.I. 2003/3312 art. 2(2))

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