Extradition Act 2003

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Section 1 Extradition to category 1 territories
(1) This Part deals with extradition from the United Kingdom to the territories designated for the purposes of this Part by order made by the Secretary of State.
(2) In this Act references to category 1 territories are to the territories designated for the purposes of this Part.
(3) A territory may not be designated for the purposes of this Part if a person found guilty in the territory of a criminal offence may be sentenced to death for the offence under the general criminal law of the territory.

Section 87 Human rights
(1)If the judge is required to proceed under this section (by virtue of section 84, 85 or 86) he must decide whether the person’s extradition would be compatible with the Convention rights within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42).
(2)If the judge decides the question in subsection (1) in the negative he must order the person’s discharge.
(3)If the judge decides that question in the affirmative he must send the case to the Secretary of State for his decision whether the person is to be extradited.

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National constitutional law
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United Kingdom