Impact assessment: Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill: impact assessment

Home Office

October 22
13:05 2019

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill: impact assessment

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The Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill amends Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 to create a new power of arrest for extradition purposes.

Part 2 deals with extradition to territories which are not EU Member States but with which the UK has formal extradition arrangements. The new power of arrest will enable law enforcement officers to arrest individuals without a warrant of arrest from a UK court in certain cases.

This new power will only apply where the request for an individuals arrest for extradition purposes (which could, for example, take the form of an Interpol red notice) has been certified as having been issued by a specified country (one of the listed countries to which the arrest power applies) in relation to a serious offence.

Published 22 October 2019