Extradition

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an individual can be extradited in relation to an offence allegedly committed in the United Kingdom for which the individual has not been charged in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

Yes, subject to the safeguards contained in the Extradition Act 2003 ("the 2003 Act"). A person may only be extradited from the UK in order to be prosecuted in another country if the offence for which s/he is wanted is an extradition offence as defined in the 2003 Act. In certain limited circumstances, an offence committed where the person was located in the UK may constitute an extradition offence.

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