Extradition Act 1965

F33 [ Waiver of rule of specialty.

20A.

20A. (1) The Minister may, where a person whose extradition is sought by a Convention country consents

( a ) under section 29A to his being surrendered to that country, and

( b ) voluntarily before the High Court to the Minister giving his consent under section 20(1)( a )(i), and is aware of the consequences of the Minister so doing,

give his consent under the said section 20(1)( a )(i).

(2) A person who has consented in accordance with subsection (1) to the Minister giving his consent under section 20(1)( a )(i) may at any time thereafter, but before the giving of such consent by the Minister, withdraw his consent, and if the person so withdraws his consent the Minister shall not give his consent under section 20(1)( a )(i).

(3) The Minister shall not give his consent under section 20(1)( a )(i) in accordance with this section on a day that is before the day on which he makes an order under section 33 in respect of the person concerned. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F33

Inserted (20.03.2002) by Extradition (European Union Conventions) Act 2001 (49/2001), s. 7(b), S.I. No. 85 of 2002.

Editorial Notes:

E48

The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.