Clause 11 - Bars to extradition

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 9 Ionawr 2003.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Anne Begg Anne Begg Llafur, Aberdeen South 4:30, 9 Ionawr 2003

With this it will be convenient to take the following amendments: No. 152, in

clause 11, page 6, line 2, at end insert ';

(i) the legal interpretation of the territory in which the offences were committed'.

New clause 1—Passage of time—

'A person's extradition to a Category 1 territory is barred by reason of the passage of time if it appears it would be unjust or oppressive or not proportional in all the circumstances to extradite him by reason of the passage of time since he is alleged to have committed the extradition offence or since he is alleged to have become unlawfully at large (as the case may be).'

New clause 2—Territorial bar—

'A person's extradition to a Category 1 territory is barred where the warrant relates to offences which—

(a) are regarded by the law of the relevant part of the UK as having been committed in whole or in part in the territory of the UK or in a place treated as such; or

(b) have been committed outside the territory of the Category 1 territory and the law of the relevant part of the UK does not allow prosecution for the same offences when committed outside its territory.'