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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Part 6 –International co-operation in relation to criminal justice matters

88.Sections 80 to 92 implement the Council Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties (2005/214/JHA), which was adopted in 2005. The Framework Decision allows a financial penalty imposed on an offender in one European Union Member State to be transferred to another Member State for enforcement. Responsibility for the enforcement of financial penalties received from another Member State will rest with the magistrates’ court where the offender is located and its designated Fines Officer, in line with their responsibilities for enforcement of fines imposed domestically.

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