Extradition Act 1965

23A
23A

F39 [ Facsimile transmission of documents.

23A . (1) For the purposes of a request for extradition from a Convention country, a facsimile copy of a document to which paragraph ( a ), ( b ), ( c ), ( d ) or ( e ) of section 25(1) applies may be transmitted by the Central Authority of the Convention country concerned to the Central Authority in the State by means of the use of a facsimile machine fitted with a cryptographic device that is in operation during the transmission.

(2) The facsimile copy of a document transmitted in accordance with subsection (1) shall include

( a ) a copy of a certificate of the Central Authority of the Convention country concerned stating that the copy of the document so transmitted corresponds to the original document,

( b ) a description of the pagination of that document, and

( c ) a statement that the cryptographic device fitted to the facsimile machine that was used to transmit that facsimile copy was in operation during the transmission concerned.

(3) If the Central Authority in the State is not satisfied that the facsimile copy of a document transmitted to him in accordance with subsection (1) corresponds to the document of which it purports to be a facsimile copy, he may require the Central Authority of the requesting country to cause the original document or a true copy thereof to be provided to him by

( a ) a diplomatic agent of the requesting country, accredited to the State, or

( b ) any other means agreed by the Central Authority in the State and the Central Authority of the Convention country concerned,

within such period as he may specify. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F39

Inserted (20.03.2002) by Extradition (European Union Conventions) Act 2001 (49/2001), s. 18, S.I. No. 85 of 2002.

Editorial Notes:

E73

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