Updated information on published extradition proceedings. Although INTERPOL`s red communications are a timely method of obtaining extradition (see our previous blog post here), they are more often used when the location of a wanted person is unknown. In general, courts rely on bilateral and multilateral agreements for the introduction of extradition requests. These contracts do not require a state to respond to an extradition request from a counterparty, but contain clear rules for the execution of the request. Extradition Act 2003 European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision on Extradition Codes EAW Manuel SISII Council Decision EAW-Statistik House of Lords Select Committee on Extradition Law – Extradition UK law and practice (10 March 2015) Government`s Response to the House of Lords report (20 March 2015) Government`s Response to the House of Lords report (20. July 2015) Review of UK extradition arrangements (September 2011) Government response to review (16 October 2012) Of the European Judicial Network (JE) – A network of practitioners from EU Member States European Criminal Cooperation Conventions (PC-OC) – A Council of Europe committee with experts in international cooperation in criminal matters calls for mutual assistance list of extradition agreements and LGG The procedure for extradition from the United Kingdom to these territories follows these steps: COPFS processes extradition requests from Scotland, which are also forwarded to the required state through diplomatic channels. If the High Court authorizes a complaint from the wanted person, it quashes the extradition decision and orders the discharge of the person. If the High Court allows an appeal from the requesting state, it will set aside the person`s discharge order and refer the matter to the judges` or sheriff`s court for a new decision to be made. The consequences of the loss of the European rural area on the facilitation of extradition between the UK and EU Member States, as well as the likelihood that the UK will no longer be able to participate in important instruments of security and criminal justice cooperation, including Europol and Eurojust, in the wake of Brexit, have raised serious concerns among law enforcement agencies. The Government has repeatedly stated that it remains “obliged to seek a balanced and reciprocal agreement in this area”, otherwise “the United Kingdom has put in place well-developed and well-studied plans for the transition from cooperation with EU Member States to other non-EU agreements by the end of the transition period, if necessary.” 1 What exactly these plans are is unclear. However, whatever the outcome, anyone who is about to be extradited should not hesitate to seek legal advice on this complex and evolving application procedure.
Extradition Act 2003 (c.41) is an act of the British Parliament that regulates extradition requests from the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom.