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SLI 2012 No. 210 Regulations as made
This regulation amends a number of Regulations relating to extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 03 Sep 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Sep-2012
Tabled Senate10-Sep-2012
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013
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Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 210

I, PROFESSOR MARIE BASHIR, AC, CVO, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Extradition Act 1988 and the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987.

Dated 30 August 2012

MARIE BASHIR

Administrator

By Her Excellency’s Command

JASON CLARE


Contents

                        1      Name of regulation                                                          4

                        2      Commencement                                                              4

                        3      Amendment of Extradition Regulations 1988                     4

                        4      Amendment of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Regulations 1988         4

                        5      Amendment of Extradition (Canada) Regulations 2004       4

                        6      Amendment of Extradition (Commonwealth countries) Regulations 2010         4

                        7      Amendment of Extradition (Cook Islands) Regulations 2010 5

                        8      Amendment of Extradition (Denmark) Regulations            5

                        9      Amendment of Extradition (Iceland) Regulations               5

                       10      Amendment of Extradition (Japan) Regulations                5

                       11      Amendment of Extradition (Kiribati) Regulations 2010        5

                       12      Amendment of Extradition (Nauru) Regulations 2010          5

                       13      Amendment of Extradition (Papua New Guinea) Regulations 2010      5

                       14      Amendment of Extradition (Republic of Estonia) Regulations 1999      5

                       15      Amendment of Extradition (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Regulations     6

                       16      Amendment of Extradition (Samoa) Regulations 2010        6

                       17      Amendment of Extradition (Solomon Islands) Regulations 2010          6

                       18      Amendment of Extradition (Tonga) Regulations 2010         6

                       19      Amendment of Extradition (Tuvalu) Regulations 2010         6

                       20      Amendment of Extradition (United Kingdom) Regulations 2004           6

                       21      Amendment of Extradition (Vanuatu) Regulations 2010      6

Schedule 1                  Amendments of Extradition Regulations 1988                7

Schedule 2                  Amendments of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Regulations 1988  21

Schedule 3                  Amendment of Extradition (Canada) Regulations 2004 23

Schedule 4                  Amendment of Extradition (Commonwealth countries) Regulations 2010  24

Schedule 5                  Amendment of Extradition (Cook Islands) Regulations 2010          25

Schedule 6                  Amendment of Extradition (Denmark) Regulations       26

Schedule 7                  Amendment of Extradition (Iceland) Regulations          27

Schedule 8                  Amendment of Extradition (Japan) Regulations            28

Schedule 9                  Amendment of Extradition (Kiribati) Regulations 2010 29

Schedule 10                Amendment of Extradition (Nauru) Regulations 2010   30

Schedule 11                Amendment of Extradition (Papua New Guinea) Regulations 2010 31

Schedule 12                Amendment of Extradition (Republic of Estonia) Regulations 1999           32

Schedule 13                Amendment of Extradition (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Regulations            33

Schedule 14                Amendment of Extradition (Samoa) Regulations 2010  34

Schedule 15                Amendment of Extradition (Solomon Islands) Regulations 2010   35

Schedule 16                Amendment of Extradition (Tonga) Regulations 2010   36

Schedule 17                Amendment of Extradition (Tuvalu) Regulations 2010  37

Schedule 18                Amendment of Extradition (United Kingdom) Regulations 2004     38

Schedule 19                Amendment of Extradition (Vanuatu) Regulations 2010 39

 


1              Name of regulation

                This regulation is the Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This regulation commences on the commencement of item 33 of Schedule 2 to the Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Act 2012.

3              Amendment of Extradition Regulations 1988

                Schedule 1 amends the Extradition Regulations 1988.

4              Amendment of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Regulations 1988

                Schedule 2 amends the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Regulations 1988.

5              Amendment of Extradition (Canada) Regulations 2004

                Schedule 3 amends the Extradition (Canada) Regulations 2004.

6              Amendment of Extradition (Commonwealth countries) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 4 amends the Extradition (Commonwealth countries) Regulations 2010.

7              Amendment of Extradition (Cook Islands) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 5 amends the Extradition (Cook Islands) Regulations 2010.

8              Amendment of Extradition (Denmark) Regulations

                Schedule 6 amends the Extradition (Denmark) Regulations.

9              Amendment of Extradition (Iceland) Regulations

                Schedule 7 amends the Extradition (Iceland) Regulations.

10            Amendment of Extradition (Japan) Regulations

                Schedule 8 amends the Extradition (Japan) Regulations.

11            Amendment of Extradition (Kiribati) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 9 amends the Extradition (Kiribati) Regulations 2010.

12            Amendment of Extradition (Nauru) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 10 amends the Extradition (Nauru) Regulations 2010.

13            Amendment of Extradition (Papua New Guinea) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 11 amends the Extradition (Papua New Guinea) Regulations 2010.

14            Amendment of Extradition (Republic of Estonia) Regulations 1999

                Schedule 12 amends the Extradition (Republic of Estonia) Regulations 1999.

15            Amendment of Extradition (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Regulations

                Schedule 13 amends the Extradition (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Regulations.

16            Amendment of Extradition (Samoa) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 14 amends the Extradition (Samoa) Regulations 2010.

17            Amendment of Extradition (Solomon Islands) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 15 amends the Extradition (Solomon Islands) Regulations 2010.

18            Amendment of Extradition (Tonga) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 16 amends the Extradition (Tonga) Regulations 2010.

19            Amendment of Extradition (Tuvalu) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 17 amends the Extradition (Tuvalu) Regulations 2010.

20            Amendment of Extradition (United Kingdom) Regulations 2004

                Schedule 18 amends the Extradition (United Kingdom) Regulations 2004.

21            Amendment of Extradition (Vanuatu) Regulations 2010

                Schedule 19 amends the Extradition (Vanuatu) Regulations 2010.


Schedule 1        Amendments of Extradition Regulations 1988

(section 3)

 

[1]           Regulation 2

substitute

2              Interpretation

                In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

the Act means the Extradition Act 1988.

[2]           After regulation 2A

insert

2B           Political offence

         (1)   For paragraph (b) of the definition of political offence in section 5 of the Act, an offence is an extraditable offence, in relation to all countries, if the offence is constituted by conduct of a kind referred to in any of the following:

                (a)    Article 1 of the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 1 to the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991;

               (b)    Article 1 of the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 2 to the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991;

                (c)    paragraph 1 of Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, a copy of the English text of which is set out in the Schedule to the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976;

               (d)    Article 1 of the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, done at New York on 17 December 1979;

                (e)    Article 1 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, done at New York on 10 December 1984;

                (f)    Article 3 of the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 1 to the Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992;

               (g)    Article 2 of the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 2 to the Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992;

               (h)    Article 7 of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material done at New York and Vienna on 3 March 1980, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 4 to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987.

         (2)   For paragraph (c) of the definition of political offence in section 5 of the Act, an offence is not a political offence, in relation to all countries, if:

                (a)    the offence is constituted by conduct of a kind referred to in any of the following:

                          (i)    Article 2 of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, done at New York on 9 December 1999;

                         (ii)    Article III of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, a copy of the English text of which is set out in the Schedule to the Genocide Convention Act 1949;

                        (iii)    Article 2 of the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, done at New York on 15 December 1997;

                        (iv)    Article 3 of the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, done at Vienna on 20 December 1988;

                         (v)    Article 2 of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, done at New York on 13 April 2005; or           

               (b)    the offence is established in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption, done at New York on 31 October 2003.

         (3)   For paragraph (c) of the definition of political offence in section 5 of the Act, an offence is not a political offence, in relation to the countries mentioned in subregulation (4), if:

                (a)    the offence is constituted by taking or endangering, attempting to take or endanger, or participating in the taking or endangering of, the life of a person; and

               (b)    the offence is committed in circumstances in which the conduct mentioned in paragraph (a) creates a collective danger, whether direct or indirect, to the lives of other persons.

         (4)   For subregulation (3), the countries are as follows:

                (a)    each country mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Extradition (Commonwealth countries) Regulations 2010;

               (b)    Canada;

                (c)    Cook Islands;

               (d)    Denmark;

                (e)    Iceland;

                (f)    Japan;

               (g)    Kiribati;

               (h)    Nauru;

                (i)    Papua New Guinea;

                (j)    Republic of Estonia;

               (k)    Republic of the Marshall Islands;

                (l)    Samoa;

              (m)    Solomon Islands;

               (n)    Tonga;

               (o)    Tuvalu;

               (p)    United Kingdom;

               (q)    Vanuatu.

         (5)   For paragraph (c) of the definition of political offence in section 5 of the Act, an offence is not a political offence, in relation to the Republic of Estonia, if the offence is constituted by:

                (a)    the murder, kidnapping, or other attack on the person or liberty of:

                          (i)    the head of state of the Republic of Estonia; or

                         (ii)    the head of government of the Republic of Estonia; or

                        (iii)    a family member of the head of state, or head of government, of the Republic of Estonia; or

               (b)    a threat, or attempt, to commit a murder, kidnapping, or other attack on the person or liberty of a person mentioned in paragraph (a); or

                (c)    participation as an accomplice in a murder, kidnapping, or other attack on the person or liberty of a person mentioned in paragraph (a).

[3]           Schedule, form 2, paragraphs (a) and (b)

substitute

                (a)    (name and address of witness) was summoned to attend before me, a magistrate within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988, being *a magistrate in relation to whom an arrangement is in force under section 46 of the Act/a Federal Magistrate in relation to whom a consent under subsection 45A (1) and a nomination under subsection 45A (2) of the Act are in force/, as a witness on (date), and then from day to day unless excused or released from so attending;

               (b)    the witness has failed to attend on (date) as required by the summons; and

[4]           Schedule, form 4, heading

substitute

Form 4        Application for extradition arrest warrant

(subsection 12 (1) regulation 3)

[5]           Schedule, form 7, paragraph (a)

omit each mention of

a provisional arrest warrant

insert

an extradition arrest warrant

[6]           Schedule, form 8, paragraph (b)

omit

*section 18/ *section 19/ *sections 18 and 19/

insert

*section 15A/ *section 18/ *section 19/ *sections 18 and 19/

[7]           Schedule, after form 8

insert

Form 8A     Warrant under subsection 15A (4) in relation to waiver of extradition

(subsection 15A (4) regulation 3)

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Extradition Act 1988

WARRANT UNDER SUBSECTION 15A (4) IN RELATION TO WAIVER OF EXTRADITION

To all police officers within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988

AND to the person in charge of (insert name of prison) in (insert name of State or Territory).

WHEREAS:

                (a)    (insert name of person) is on remand under section 15 of the Extradition Act 1988;

               (b)    I am satisfied that †                has voluntarily informed a magistrate under subsection 15A (3) of that Act that *he/*she/ wishes to waive extradition in relation to the following extradition *offence/*offences/:

(specify offence or offences)

                (c)    I have informed †                    of the following in accordance with paragraph 15A (5) (b) of that Act:

                          (i)    once the order below is made, *he/*she/ cannot apply for the order to be revoked;

                         (ii)    the consequences of the fact that the extradition country concerned may not have given, and if the order is made will not be required to give, a speciality assurance;

                        (iii)    certain requirements in that Act that would otherwise apply in respect of the person will not apply if the order is made (including, but not limited to, requirements relating to extradition objections);

                        (iv)    after the order is made, *he/*she/ will be surrendered to the extradition country if the Attorney-General determines under subsection 15B (2) of that Act that *he/*she/ is to be surrendered;

               (d)    I am satisfied in accordance with paragraph 15A (5) (c) of that Act that †               has confirmed that *he/*she/ wishes to waive extradition;

                (e)    I am satisfied that *he/*she/ is legally represented or was given adequate opportunity to be legally represented;

NOW THEREFORE I, (name and designation of magistrate), a magistrate within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988, under subsection 15A (4) of that Act, hereby order you to commit † to (insert name of prison) to await, in relation to *that offence/*those offences/, surrender under a surrender warrant or temporary surrender warrant, or release under an order under subsection 15B (4) of that Act.

Dated

                                               (Signature and designation of magistrate)

*Omit if not applicable.

Insert name of person.

Form 8B     Notice to order release from custody under subsection 15B (4)

(subsection 15B (4) and regulation 3)

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Extradition Act 1988

To a magistrate within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988 (the Act).

GIVEN THAT I consider that the remand of (insert name of person) under section 15 of the Act should cease;

I,                      , Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, under subsection 15B (4) of the Act, direct you to order the release of (insert name of person) from custody.

 

 

Dated

 

 

 

Attorney-General

[8]           Schedule, after form 9

insert

Form 9A     Amended notice of receipt of extradition request

(subsection 16A (3) and regulation 3)

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Extradition Act 1988

To a magistrate before whom the person named in this notice is brought.

I,                      , Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, under subsection 16 (1) of the Extradition Act 1988, state that an extradition request has been received from (insert name of country), an extradition country, in relation to (insert name of person) for the following extradition *offence/*offences/: (specify the relevant offence or offences).

 

*Omit if not applicable.

 

Dated

 

 

 

Attorney-General

Note   This notice amends the notice of receipt of extradition request made under subsection 16 (1) of the Extradition Act 1988 in relation to (insert name of person) on (insert date of original notice).

[9]           Schedule, form 11

omit

To all police officers within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988 in (insert name of State or Territory)

insert

To all police officers within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988

[10]         Schedule, form 12

omit

To all police officers within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988 in (insert name of State or Territory)

insert

To all police officers within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988

[11]         Schedule, after form 12

insert

Form 12A   Warrant under paragraph 21 (2A) (b) ordering committal to prison to await surrender

(paragraph 21 (2A) (b) subsection 21 (2C) and regulation 3)

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Extradition Act 1988

WARRANT UNDER PARAGRAPH 21 (2A) (b) ORDERING COMMITTAL TO PRISON TO AWAIT SURRENDER

To all police officers within the meaning of the Extradition Act 1988

AND to the person in charge of (insert name of prison) in (insert name of State or Territory).

WHEREAS:

        (a)     a magistrate has determined that (insert name of person) is not eligible for surrender in relation to the extradition *offence/*offences/ of (specify offence or offences) for which the surrender of (insert name of person) is sought by (insert name of country), an extradition country;

       (b)     the magistrate has made an order under subsection 19 (10) of the Act that (insert name of person) be released;

        (c)     the order of the magistrate has been reviewed by the Federal Court under section 21 of the Act;

       (d)     the Federal Court has made an order under paragraph 21 (2) (b) of the Act to quash the order of the magistrate;

NOW THEREFORE I, (name and designation of Federal Court Judge), a judge of the Federal Court, under paragraph 21 (2A) (b) of the Act, hereby order you to commit (insert name of person) to (insert name of prison) to await, in relation to *that offence/*those offences/, surrender under a surrender warrant or temporary surrender warrant or release under an order under subsection 22 (5) of the Act.

Dated

                                                    (Signature and designation of Federal Court Judge)

*Omit if not applicable.

[12]         Schedule, form 13

omit

AND to (insert name of foreign escort officer) (in this warrant called the escort).

insert

AND to (insert name of escort officer or describe class or classes of persons who may be escort officers) (in this warrant called the escort).

[13]         Schedule, form 13

omit

subsection 22 (2)

insert

subsection 15B (2) or 22 (2)

[14]         Schedule, form 13, paragraph (a)

omit

a police

insert

any police

[15]         Schedule, form 13, paragraph (b)

omit

that police

insert

any police

[16]         Schedule, form 14

omit

AND to (insert name of foreign escort officer) (in this warrant called the escort).

insert

AND to (insert name of escort officer or describe class or classes of persons who may be escort officers) (in this warrant called the escort).

[17]         Schedule, form 14, paragraph (a)

omit

subsection 22 (2)

insert

subsection 15B (2) or 22 (2)

[18]         Schedule, form 14, paragraph (d)

omit

a police

insert

any police

[19]         Schedule, form 14, paragraph (e)

omit

that police

insert

any police

[20]         Schedule, form 15

omit

AND to (insert name of foreign escort officer) (in this warrant called the escort).

insert

AND to (insert name of escort officer or describe class or classes of persons who may be escort officers) (in this warrant called the escort).

[21]         Schedule, form 15, paragraph (d)

omit

a police

insert

any police

[22]         Schedule, form 15, paragraph (e)

omit

that police

insert

any police

[23]         Schedule, form 23

omit

New Zealand escort officer)

insert

escort officer or describe class or classes of persons who may be escort officers)

[24]         Schedule, form 26

omit

namely (identify proceedings),

[25]         Further amendments

Provision

omit

insert

Schedule, form 1

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 2

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 5

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 7

Issued on 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 8

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 11

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 12

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 16

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 17

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 18

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 19

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 20

Issued on 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 20A

Dated       .

Dated

Schedule, form 20B

Dated       .

Dated

Schedule, form 21

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 22

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 24

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 25

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 26

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 28

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule, form 29

Dated 19 .

Dated

Schedule 2        Amendments of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Regulations 1988

(section 4)

 

[1]           Regulations 12 to 18

omit

[2]           Schedule, form 1

omit

SummonsIn the Matter of proceedings relating to

insert

In the Matter of proceedings relating to

[3]           Schedule, form 1

omit

Dated              19        .

insert

Dated

[4]           Schedule, form 2, paragraphs (a) and (b)

substitute

                (a)    (name and address of person) was summoned to attend before me, a Magistrate *being a person performing functions under an arrangement in force under section 39 of the Act/*being a Federal Magistrate in relation to whom a consent under subsection 38ZC (1) and a nomination under subsection 38ZC (2) of the Act are in force/ on (date), and then from day to day unless excused or released from so attending;

               (b)    (name of person) has failed to attend on (date) as required by the summons; and

[5]           Schedule, forms 3 and 7 to 11

omit

Schedule 3        Amendment of Extradition (Canada) Regulations 2004

(section 5)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 4        Amendment of Extradition (Commonwealth countries) Regulations 2010

(section 6)

 

[1]           Regulation 6

omit

Schedule 5        Amendment of Extradition (Cook Islands) Regulations 2010

(section 7)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 6        Amendment of Extradition (Denmark) Regulations

(section 8)

 

[1]           Regulation 1

substitute

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Extradition (Denmark) Regulations 1988.

[2]           Regulation 4

omit

Schedule 7        Amendment of Extradition (Iceland) Regulations

(section 9)

 

[1]           Regulation 1

substitute

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Extradition (Iceland) Regulations 1988.

[2]           Regulation 4

omit

Schedule 8        Amendment of Extradition (Japan) Regulations

(section 10)

 

[1]           Regulation 1

substitute

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Extradition (Japan) Regulations 1988.

[2]           Regulation 4

omit

Schedule 9        Amendment of Extradition (Kiribati) Regulations 2010

(section 11)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 10      Amendment of Extradition (Nauru) Regulations 2010

(section 12)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 11      Amendment of Extradition (Papua New Guinea) Regulations 2010

(section 13)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 12      Amendment of Extradition (Republic of Estonia) Regulations 1999

(section 14)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 13      Amendment of Extradition (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Regulations

(section 15)

 

[1]           Regulation 1

substitute

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Extradition (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Regulations 1993.

[2]           Regulation 4

omit

Schedule 14      Amendment of Extradition (Samoa) Regulations 2010

(section 16)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 15      Amendment of Extradition (Solomon Islands) Regulations 2010

(section 17)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 16      Amendment of Extradition (Tonga) Regulations 2010

(section 18)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 17      Amendment of Extradition (Tuvalu) Regulations 2010

(section 19)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 18      Amendment of Extradition (United Kingdom) Regulations 2004

(section 20)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit

Schedule 19      Amendment of Extradition (Vanuatu) Regulations 2010

(section 21)

 

[1]           Regulation 5

omit


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