Extradition law governs the transfer of an accused from one state or country to another state or country that seeks to place the accused on trial. You can be liable for extradition if you are accused of, or convicted of, a crime in a foreign country which has an extradition arrangement with the UK. The Extradition Act 2003 came into force on the 1st of January 2003 and it is designed to make it easier for governments to secure the surrender of persons within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom to states the world over.


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