Extradition Act 2003

[F112AAbsence of prosecution decisionE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)A person's extradition to a category 1 territory is barred by reason of absence of prosecution decision if (and only if)—

(a)it appears to the appropriate judge that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

(i)the competent authorities in the category 1 territory have not made a decision to charge or have not made a decision to try (or have made neither of those decisions), and

(ii)the person's absence from the category 1 territory is not the sole reason for that failure,

and

(b)those representing the category 1 territory do not prove that—

(i)the competent authorities in the category 1 territory have made a decision to charge and a decision to try, or

(ii)in a case where one of those decisions has not been made (or neither of them has been made), the person's absence from the category 1 territory is the sole reason for that failure.

(2)In this section “to charge” and “to try”, in relation to a person and an extradition offence, mean—

(a)to charge the person with the offence in the category 1 territory, and

(b)to try the person for the offence in the category 1 territory.]

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