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Internet: Safety

Question for Home Office

UIN 130621, tabled on 18 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of including in legislative proposals on online harms protections for people with autism from international extradition resulting from cyber incursions.

Answered on

11 January 2021

The Extradition Act 2003 is the legislative framework which contains the safeguards and protections available in UK courts to all persons requested for extradition to any overseas jurisdiction. A requested person will not be extradited if doing so would breach their human rights, if the request is politically motivated or if they would be at risk of facing the death penalty. The court can also bar a person's extradition if, according to a range of factors including their health, it would not be in the interests of justice for the extradition to take place and can decide that it would be more appropriate to try the case in the UK than in the requesting state.

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Home Office
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