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Extradition: EU Countries

Home Office written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which EU member states have constitutional bar on the extradition its nationals to non-EU countries.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister of State, Home Department

It is for individual EU Member States to determine whether the combination of their constitutional framework, their relevant domestic law, and any applicable international arrangements create a bar on the extradition of their own nationals or require conditions to be attached to such an extradition.

Under the 1957 European Convention on Extradition, for which Member States’ positions are publicly available, twenty Member States have made declarations regarding the extradition of their own nationals based on a range of factors.

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