Extradition: USA

Home Office written question – answered on 26th June 2020.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extradition requests were made by the UK to the USA during the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2019; and of those requests (a) what the nationality was of the defendant for each extradition request, (b) how many extraditions requests were successful, by the nationality of the defendant and (c) how many extradition requests were rejected, by the nationality of the defendant.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extradition requests were made by the USA to the UK during the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2019, and of these requests (a) the nationality of the defendant for each extradition request (b) the number of successful extraditions by the nationality of the defendant and (c) the number of rejected requests by the nationality of the defendant.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

As a matter of long-standing policy and practice, we do not disclose whether an extradition request has been made or received until such time as a person is arrested in relation to the request. We therefore cannot provide the total number of extradition requests made by the UK to the USA or vice versa.

We can, however, provide the figures for both successful and unsuccessful extradition requests. These can only be provided from 2016 because before then the nationality in extradition requests was not regularly centrally recorded in all cases.

Requests from US to UK – successful

Nationality

Number

British

11

American

8

Romanian

3

Nigerian

2

Italian

1

Lithuanian

1

Latvian

1

British / American

1

Colombian

1

Egyptian

1

Ukrainian

1

German

1

Irish

1

Dutch

1

Somali

1

Pakistani

1

Total

36

Requests from US to UK – unsuccessful

Nationality

Number

British

2

Total

2

Requests from UK to USA – successful

Nationality

Number

British

5

American

3

Nigerian

1

Italian

1

Chinese

1

British / Montenegrin

1

Ghanaian

1

Indian / American

1

Total

14

There has only been one unsuccessful request from the UK to the USA.

Please note that “unsuccessful” requests include those refused by the court.

All figures are from local management information and have not been quality assured to the level of published National Statistics. As such they should be treated as provisional and therefore subject to change. The figures do not include Scotland, which deals with its own extradition cases.

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