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Extradition

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which countries the UK does not have an extradition agreement. [114610]

Details of the United Kingdom's extradition arrangements are not readily available on this basis. Those countries with whom the UK does have general extradition arrangements are listed in the table.In addition, the Extradition Act 1989 enables special extradition arrangements to be made, in individual cases, with states with whom the UK has no general extradition arrangements. The UK is also a party to a number of international conventions which allow for the extradition of fugitives between ratifying states for specific offences, in the absence of general extradition arrangements.

Commonwealth countries which have been Designated by Order in Council under section 5(1) of the Extradition Act 1989

Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tonga, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

British Overseas Territories to whom the Extradition Act 1989 applies

Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, St. Helena and St. Helena Dependencies, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, The UK Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Cyprus), British Virgin Islands.

Parties to the European Convention on Extradition ( ECE) of 1957 which are designated by Order in Council under section 4(1) of the Extradition Act 1989

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (The Former Yugoslav Republic of), Malta, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Countries with Bilateral Extradition Treaties with the United Kingdom (with date of entry into force

Date

Argentina1894
Bolivia1898
Bosnia/Herzegovina1901
Brazil1997
Chile1898
Colombia1889
Cuba1905
Ecuador1886
El Salvador1882
Guatemala1886
Haiti1876
Iraq1933
Liberia1894
Mexico1889
Monaco1892
Nicaragua1906
Panama1907
Paraguay1911
Peru1907
San Marino1900
Thailand1911
Uruguay1885
USA1976, 1986

Other Arrangements

1. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Extradition arrangements with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are under the Extradition Act 1989 as amended by The Hong Kong (Extradition) Order 1997.

2. Republic of Ireland. Extradition Arrangements with the Republic of Ireland are under the Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965.