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The Hong Kong (Extradition) Order 1997

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Statutory Instruments

1997 No. 1178


The Hong Kong (Extradition) Order 1997


8th April 1997

Laid before Parliament

14th May 1997

Coming into force

1st July 1997

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 8th day of April 1997


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas section 1(1) of the Hong Kong Act 1985(1) provides that as from 1st July 1997 (“the relevant date”) Her Majesty shall no longer have sovereignty or jurisdiction over any part of Hong Kong:

And whereas from the relevant date Hong Kong will no longer be a colony for the purpose of section 1(2) of the Extradition Act 1989(2):

And whereas paragraph 3(2) of the Schedule to the Hong Kong Act 1985 provides that Her Majesty may before, on or after the relevant date, by Order in Council make such provision as appears to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient in consequence of or in connection with the provisions of section 1(1) of that Act for repealing or amending, so far as it relates to Hong Kong, any enactment forming part of the law of, or of any part of, the United Kingdom or of a British possession other than Hong Kong:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by paragraph 3(2) of the Schedule to the Hong Kong Act 1985, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

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