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Extradition: USA

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5182, tabled on 6 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in cases involving the extradition of a UK citizen to the United States where there is an outstanding judgment in the UK High Court, the Home Secretary is entitled to await such judgment before making a decision on extradition.

Answered on

20 January 2022

Extradition requests between the UK and the US are governed by Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003. This sets out the factors that the Home Secretary must consider before making a decision on an extradition request.

Under the Act, the Home Secretary may seek an extension from the court to the time permitted to consider a request.

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