Extradition Under I870 Act

Prayers – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 16th June 1988.

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'(1) Torture shall be deemed to be included in the list of extradition crimes contained in Schedule 1 to the Extradition Act 1870.

(2) For the purposes of the Extradition Act 1870 any act or omission, wherever committed, which constitutes torture and a corresponding offence against the law of any State in the case of which the Extradition Act 1870 has been applied by an Order in Council under section 2 of that Act shall be deemed to be an offence committed within the jurisdiction of that State.'.[Mr. John Patten.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.