Extradition: Rwanda

Attorney General written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Conservative, Sutton Coldfield

To ask the Attorney General, what cost has been incurred by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last 11 years of extradition proceedings in relation to suspected Rwandan genocide by Dr Vincent Bajinya, Charles Munyaneza, Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja and Celestin Mutabaruka.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (‘CPS’) conducts extradition proceedings on behalf of foreign states in compliance with section 190 of the Extradition Act 2003.

The CPS’ costs for the first extradition proceedings from 2006-2009 was £348,029.29. No costs were incurred in the period 2009-2013. In respect of the second extradition proceedings, the costs incurred from 2013 to date of writing are £291.277.88, although some further costs are anticipated. The total costs to date are £639,307.17. CPS records do not capture the cost of internal time spent by CPS staff on individual cases.

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