UK EXTRADITION PARTNERS1
PARTIES TO THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON EXTRADITION
OF 1957 WHICH ARE DESIGNATED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION
4(1) OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 1989
|Albania (1999) ||Liechtenstein (1991)
|Andorra (2001) ||Lithuania (1995)
|Austria (1991) ||Luxembourg (1991)
|Belgium (1998) ||Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of (2001)
|Bulgaria (1994) ||Malta (1997)
|Croatia (1995) ||Moldova (1998)
|Cyprus (1991) ||The Netherlands (1991)+
|Czech Republic (1995)||Norway (1991)
|Denmark (1991) ||Poland (1993)
|Estonia (1997) ||Portugal (1991)
|Finland (1991) ||Romania (1998)
|France (1991)+ ||Russian Federation (2001)
|Germany (1991) ||Slovakia (1995)
|Greece (1991) ||Slovenia (1995)
|Hungary (1993) ||Spain (1991)
|Iceland (1991) ||Sweden (1991)
|Israel (1991) ||Switzerland (1991)
|Italy (1991) ||Turkey (1991)
|Latvia (1997) ||Ukraine (1999)
(Notes: Year of first UK designation is in brackets.)
+ The ECE has been extended to French and Dutch Dependent Territories.
1. Taken from the Extradition Bill section of the
Home Office web site.
COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE RATIFIED THE SECOND ADDITIONAL
PROTOCOL TO THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON EXTRADITION AND HAVE BEEN
DESIGNATED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 4(1) OF THE EXTRADITION
All the above were designated in 1993.
(Note: this Protocol amends Article 5 of the ECE to allow extradition
for taxes, duties,
customs and exchange. It does not cover the Channel Islands or
the Isle of Man.)
COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED BY ORDER
IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 5(1) OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 1989
|Antigua & Barbuda2||India5
|Barbados ||Lesotho ||South Africa
|Belize ||Malawi||Sri Lanka
|Botswana ||Malaysia ||Swaziland
||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Dominica ||New Zealand6
|The Gambia||Papua New Guinea
|Ghana||Saint Christopher and Nevis
|Grenada ||Saint Lucia
|Guyana ||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2 All designated in 1991, with the exception of South
Africa which was designated in 1996. Pakistan, Namibia, Cameroon
and Mozambique have not been designated under section 5(1).
3 Including Norfolk Island, Australian Antarctic
Territory, Cocos Islands, Christmas Island, Heard and McDonald
Islands and Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
4 The Cook Islands are a territory for whose external
relations New Zealand is responsible and, at the request of the
New Zealand government, they were designated as a separate territory.
5 An extradition treaty was agreed between the Government
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the
Republic of India in September 1992.
6 New Zealand extradition legislation extends to
Niue and the Tokelau Islands.
COUNTRIES WITH BILATERAL EXTRADITION TREATIES
WITH THE UNITED
|Argentina: 1894 ||Mexico: 1889
|Bolivia: 1898 ||Monaco: 1892
|Brazil: 19977 ||Nicaragua: 1906
|Chile: 1898 ||Panama: 1907
|Colombia: 1889 ||Paraguay: 1911
|Cuba: 1905 ||Peru: 1907
|Ecuador: 1886 ||San Marino: 1900
|El Salvador: 1882 ||Thailand: 1911
|Guatemala: 1886 ||Uruguay: 1885
|Haiti: 1876 ||USA: 1976, 1986
|Iraq: 1933 ||Yugoslavia: 19018
The dates above refer to the entry into force of the treaty under
UK law. The 1884
Treaty with Russia is now considered inoperative.
OVERSEAS TERRITORIES TO WHICH THE EXTRADITION ACT 1989 APPLIES
British Antarctic Territory+
British Indian Ocean Territory+
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
St Helena and St Helena Dependencies+
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands+
The UK Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Cyprus)
Turks & Caicos Islands+
British Virgin Islands+
Extradition is also possible on a bilateral basis with the Overseas
Territories; e.g. extradition between Germany and Montserrat may
still done on the basis of the 1872 treaty (see Halsbury's Laws
of England 17(2) §1158).
+ The ECE has been extended between these Overseas Territories
and Finland, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland and
7 Under Part III of the Extradition Act 1989
8 Yugoslavia treaty was only originally agreed with
Serbia, however it was extended to the whole of Yugoslavia in
1931. The treaty is still in force in relation to Yugoslavia FRY
(Serbia and Montenegro) and Bosnia Herzegovina.
1. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Extradition
arrangements with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
are under the Extradition Act 1989 as amended by The Hong Kong
(Extradition) Order 1997.
2. Republic of Ireland: Extradition arrangements
with the Republic of Ireland are under the Backing of Warrants
(Republic of Ireland) Act 1965.