Extradition: USA

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes to the UK-US extradition regime resulted from the entry into force of the Agreement on extradition between the European Union and the United States on 1 February 2010.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 2 July 2012

The main change to the extradition regime between the US and the UK following the entry into force of the EU-US Agreement on Extradition came about as a consequence of Article 5(2) of the Agreement, so that the requirement for requests from the UK to the US to be certified by an official of the US embassy no longer applied. Also, the transmission of additional case information directly between the Home Office and the US Department of Justice was formalised by way of Article 10. Other potential amendments did not change existing UK practice.

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