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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

New Section 4B of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984:  Transfer of responsibility from the United Kingdom

574.This new section provides that the effect of a warrant under section 4A issued in respect of a person who has fled from the United Kingdom is to transfer responsibility for the detention of a person and the continued enforcement of the sentence from the relevant Minister to the authorities of the country or territory in which the person is present. The powers and processes in respect of the transfer of responsibility from the United Kingdom mirror those already in place under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act in respect of a physical transfer of a sentenced person out of the United Kingdom.

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