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Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1974

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  • - C2004A00080
  • No longer in force
Act No. 21 of 1974 as made
An Act to amend sections 10 and 21 of the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966-1973.
Date of Assent 29 Jul 1974
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

EXTRADITION (FOREIGN STATES) ACT 1974

 

No. 21 of 1974

 

An Act to amend sections 10 and 21 of the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966-1973.

 

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1974.

(2) The Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966-1973 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3) The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966-1974.

Commencement.

2.   This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Act may be applied in relation to foreign states by regulation.

3.   Section 10 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:—

“(4) Where the Governor-General is satisfied that, if this Act ap­plied in relation to a foreign state, the law of that foreign state would, with or without any limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications, permit the surrender to Australia of persons accused or convicted of extraditable crimes within the meaning of Part IV who are found in that foreign state, or within the jurisdiction of, or of a part of, that foreign state, the regulations may provide that this Act applies in relation to that foreign state or that this Act applies in relation to that foreign state subject to limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications specified in the regulations.”.

Requisition to foreign state for surrender of person to be made by Attorney-General.

4.   Section 21 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after the word “state” (second occurring) the words “(whether the extraditable crime is alleged to have been committed, or was committed, before or after the commencement of this Act or before or after the time when this Act commenced to apply in relation to that state) ”.