70Extradition request and certificateE+W+S+N.I.
[F3(2)The Secretary of State may refuse to issue a certificate under this section if—
(a)he has power under section 126 to order that proceedings on the request be deferred,
(b)the person whose extradition is requested has been recorded by the Secretary of State as a refugee within the meaning of the Refugee Convention, or
(c)the person whose extradition is requested has been granted leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom on the ground that it would be a breach of Article 2 or 3 of the Human Rights Convention to remove him to the territory to which extradition is requested.
(2A)In subsection (2)—
“Refugee Convention” has the meaning given by section 167(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
“Human Rights Convention” has the meaning given to “the Convention” by section 21(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998.]
F3(3)A request for a person’s extradition is valid if—
(b)it is made in the approved way.
[F5(4)The statement is one that—
(a)the person is accused in the category 2 territory of the commission of an offence specified in the request, and
(b)the request is made with a view to his arrest and extradition to the category 2 territory for the purpose of being prosecuted for the offence.
(4A)The statement is one that—
(a)the person has been convicted of an offence specified in the request by a court in the category 2 territory, and
(b)the request is made with a view to his arrest and extradition to the category 2 territory for the purpose of being sentenced for the offence or of serving a sentence of imprisonment or another form of detention imposed in respect of the offence.]
F5(5)A request for extradition to a category 2 territory which is a British overseas territory is made in the approved way if it is made by or on behalf of the person administering the territory.
(6)A request for extradition to a category 2 territory which is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is made in the approved way if it is made by or on behalf of the government of the Region.
(7)A request for extradition to any other category 2 territory is made in the approved way if it is made—
(a)by an authority of the territory which the Secretary of State believes has the function of making requests for extradition in that territory, or
(b)by a person recognised by the Secretary of State as a diplomatic or consular representative of the territory.
(8)A certificate under this section must
[F6(a)]certify that the request is made in the approved way.
(b)identify the order by which the territory in question is designated as a category 2 territory.]
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