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Papua New Guinea: Act No. 59 of 1975, Extradition Act

Publisher National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities
Publication Date 4 September 1975
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Extradition Act

Being

An Act to provide for the extradition of fugitives to and from Commonwealth countries and foreign states, and for related purposes,

MADE by the House of Assembly to come into operation on a date to be fixed by the High Commissioner by notice published in the Government Gazette.

PART I. – PRELIMINARY.

1.INTERPRETATION.

(1)In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears –

"designated Commonwealth country" means a country designated under Section 5 and includes the dependencies of that country;

"extradition offence" means an extradition offence within the meaning of Section 7;

"extradition treaty" means a treaty or agreement made by Papua New Guinea with a foreign state relating to extradition of fugitive offenders;

"foreign state" means any State outside Papua New Guinea, other than a Commonwealth country, and includes every constituent part of, and every dependency of, the state;

"fugitive" means a person who is accused or convicted of an extradition offence committed within the jurisdiction of a foreign state or a Commonwealth country and is, or is suspected to be, in Papua New Guinea or in a foreign State or a Commonwealth country;

"magistrate" means a magistrate of a District Court;

"provisional warrant" means a warrant issued under Section 18(1) (b);

"the Minister" means the Minister responsible for foreign relation matters;

"the Regulations" means the regulations made under this Act;

"this Act" includes the Regulations;

"treaty state" means a foreign State with which an extradition treaty is in force.

(2)A reference in this Act to a fugitive from a foreign State or designated Commonwealth country shall be read as a reference to a fugitive accused of an extradition offence that is alleged to have been committed, or convicted of an extradition offence that was committed, at a place in that foreign State or designated Commonwealth country or within the jurisdiction of or of a part of, that State or country.

(3)For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be deemed not to have been convicted of an offence against a law of, or of a part of, a foreign State or designated Commonwealth country where the conviction is, under that law, a conviction for contumacy, but a person so convicted for contumacy shall be deemed to be accused of an office against that law.

(4)For the purposes of this Act, an offence against the law of a foreign State or designated Commonwealth country may be regarded as being an offence of a political character notwithstanding that there are no competing political parties in that State or country.

(5)On and after the day on which the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (being the Convention a copy of the text of which in the English language is set out in Schedule 1 of the Civil Aviation (Crimes) Act 1975) enters into force for Papua New Guinea, an offence against a law of, or of a part of, a foreign State that is bound by that convention, being an offence constituted by an act, including an act taking place in Papua New Guinea, that is of a kind referred to in Item 34 or 35 in Schedule 1 and over which the foreign State or designated Commonwealth country is required by paragraph 1 of Article 4 o that Convention to establish its jurisdiction, shall,, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be an extradition offence and to have been committed within the jurisdiction of the foreign State or designated Commonwealth country, as the case may be.

2.ACT MAY BE APPLIED IN RELATION TO FOREIGN STATE BY REGULATIONS.

(1)Where, after the commencement of this Act, an extradition treaty comes into force between Papua New Guinea and a foreign State –

(a)if this Act applies in relation to the foreign State at the time of coming into force of the treaty – the Regulations may provide that this Act applies in relation to that State after that time subject to such limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications as are necessary or desirable to give effect to that treaty and are specified in the Regulations; or

(b)if this Act does not apply in relation to the foreign State at the time of coming into force of that treaty – the Regulations may provide that this Act applies in relation to that State after that time and may also provide that it so applies subject to such limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications as are necessary or desirable to give effect to that treaty and are specified in the Regulations.

(2)The limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications referred to in Subsection (1) may, in relation to a foreign State, be expressed in the form that this Act applies in relation to that State subject to the extradition treaty referred to in that subsection.

(3)Where after the commencement of this Act, a treaty (other than an extradition treaty) that contains provisions relating to the surrender of fugitives comes into force between Australia and a foreign State, Subsections (1) and (2) apply for the purpose of giving effect to that treaty in so far as it relates to the surrender of fugitives in like manner as they apply for the purpose of giving effect to an extradition treaty.

3.EFFECT OF REGULATIONS APPLYING ACT IN RELATION TO FOREIGN STATE.

(1)Subject to Subsection (2), where the Regulations provide that this Act applies in relation to a foreign State, this Act applies in relation to that State.

(2)Where the Regulations provide that this Act applies in relation to a foreign State subject to any limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications, that Act applies in relation to that State subject to those limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications.

4.APPLICATION OF ACT TO FOREIGN STATES OTHER THAN TREATY STATES.

Where the High Commissioner in Council is satisfied that, if this Act applied in relation to a foreign State, the law of that foreign State would, with or without any limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications, permit the surrender to Papua New Guinea of persons accused or convicted of extraditable offences within the meaning of Part IV who are found in that foreign State or within the jurisdiction of, or of a part of, that foreign State, the Regulations may provide that this Act applies in relation to that foreign State or that this Act applies in relation to that foreign State or that this Act applies in relation to that foreign State subject to limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications specified in the Regulations.

5.DESIGNATED COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES.

(1)The High Commissioner in Council may, by regulation, designate a Commonwealth country as a designated Commonwealth country for the purposes of this Act.

(2)The Minister may, by notice published in the Government Gazette, direct that this Act shall have effect for the return of persons to, or in relation to persons returned from, any designated Commonwealth country subject to such exceptions, adaptations or modifications as are specified in the notice.

PART II. – EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVE OFFENDERS.

6.PERSONS LIABLE TO EXTRADITION.

Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person found in Papua New Guinea who is accused or convicted of an extradition offence in any treaty State or designated Commonwealth country or who is alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of such an offence in any such State or country, may be arrested and returned to that State or country as provided by this Act.

7.EXTRADITION OFFENCES.

(1)For the purposes of this Act, an offence of which a person is accused or has been convicted in a treaty State or in a designated Commonwealth country is an extradition offence if –

(a)in the case of an offence against the law of a treaty State, it is an offence which is provided for by the extradition treaty; and

(b)in the case of an offence against the law of a designated Commonwealth country, it is an offence which, however described in that law, falls within any description set out in Schedule 1 and is punishable under that law with imprisonment for a term of 12 months or any greater punishment; and

(c)in any case, the act or omission constituting the offence, or the equivalent act or omission, would constitute of offence against the law of Papua New Guinea if it took place within Papua New Guinea or, in the case of an extra-territorial offence, in corresponding circumstances outside Papua New Guinea.

(2)In determining for the purposes of this section whether an offence against the law of a designated Commonwealth country falls within the description set out in Schedule 1, any special intent or state of mind or special circumstances of aggravation which may be necessary to constitute that offence under the law shall be disregarded.

(3)The descriptions set out in Schedule 1 include in each case offences of attempting or conspiring to commit, of assisting, counselling or procuring, the commission of or being accessory before or after the fact to the offences in that described Schedule, and of impeding the apprehension or prosecution of persons guilty of those offences.

(4)References in this Act to the law of any State or country include references to the law of any part of that country.

8.GENERAL RESTRICTIONS ON EXTRADITION.

(1)A person shall not be extradited under this Act to a treaty State or to a designated Commonwealth country, or committed to or kept in custody for the purposes of extradition to a treaty State or designated Commonwealth country if it appears to the Minister, or to the court of committal or the Supreme Court on an application for habeas corpus or for review of the order of committal –

(a)that the offence of which that person is accused or was convicted is an offence of a political character; or

(b)that the request for extradition (although purporting to be made on account of the extradition offence) is in fact made for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing him on account of his race, religion, nationality or political opinions; or

(c)that he might, if extradited, be prejudiced at his trial or punished, detained or restricted in his personal liberty by reason of his race, religion, nationality or political opinions.

(2)A person accused of an offence shall not be extradited under this Act to any State or country, or committed to or kept in custody for the purpose of his extradition, if it appears to the Minister, that if charged with the offence in Papua New Guinea that person would be entitled to be discharged under any rule of law relating to pervious acquittal or conviction.

(3)A person shall not be extradited under this Act to any State or country, or committed or kept in custody for the purposes of extradition to any State or country, unless provision is made by the law of that State or country, or by an arrangement made with the State or country, for securing that he will not, unless he has first been restored or had an opportunity of returning to Papua New Guinea, be dealt with in that State or country, for or in respect of any offence committed before his extradition under this Act other than –

(a)the offence in respect of which the extradition under this Act is requested; or

(b)any lesser offence proved by the facts proved before the court of committal; or

(c)any other offence being an extradition offence in respect of which the Minister may consent to his being so dealt with.

(4)Any arrangement referred to in Subsection (3) may be an arrangement made for the particular case or an arrangement of a general nature, and for the purposes of that subsection a certificate issued by or under the authority of the Minister confirming the existence of an arrangement with a foreign state or Commonwealth country and stating its terms shall be conclusive evidence of the matters contained in the certificate.

PART III. – PROCEEDINGS FOR EXTRADITION.

9.AUTHORITY TO PROCEED.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act relating to provisional warrants, a person shall not be dealt with under this Act except under an order of the Minister (in this Act referred to as "an authority to proceed") issued in accordance with a request made to him by or on behalf of the treaty State or the designated Commonwealth country in which the person to be extradited is accused or was convicted.

(2)There shall be furnished with any request made for the purposes of this section on behalf of any treaty State or designated Commonwealth country –

(a)in the case of a person accused of an offence, a warrant for his arrest issued in that state or country; and

(b)in the case of a person unlawfully at large after conviction of an offence, a certificate of the conviction and sentence in that State or country, and a statement of the amount (if any) of that sentence which has been served,

together, in each case, with particulars of the person whose extradition is requested and of the facts upon which and the law under which he is accused or was convicted, and evidence sufficient to satisfy the issue of a warrant for has arrest under Section 10.

(3)On receipt of such a request of Minister may issued an authority to proceed unless it appears to him that an order for extradition of the person concerned cannot lawfully be made, or would not in fact be made, in accordance with the provisions of this act.

10.ARREST FOR PURPOSES OF COMMITTAL.

(1)A warrant for the arrest of a person accused of an extradition offence, or alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of such an offence, may be issued –

(a)on the receipt of an authority to proceed by a magistrate within the jurisdiction of whom such person is or is believed to be; or

(b)without such an authority by a magistrate upon information that the person is in Papua New Guinea or is or is believed to be on his way to Papua New Guinea.

(2)A warrant of arrest under this section may be issued on such evidence as would, in the opinion of the magistrate, authorize the issue of a warrant for the arrest of a person accused of committing a corresponding offence or, as the case may be, of a person alleged to be unlawfully at large after conviction of an offence, within the jurisdiction of the magistrate.

(3)Where a provisional warrant is issued under this section –

(a)the authority by whom it is issued shall promptly give notice to the Minister, and transmit to him the information and evidence, or a certified copy of the information and evidence, on which it was issued; and

(b)the Minister may in any case, and shall if he decides not to issue an authority to proceed in respect of the person to whom the warrant relates, by order cancel the warrant and, if that person has been arrested under he warrant discharge him from custody.

(4)A warrant of arrest issued under this section may be executed by any person to whom it is directed or by any member of the police force.

(5)Where a warrant is issued under this section for the arrest of a person accused of an offence of stealing or receiving stolen property or any other offence in respect of property, any magistrate has the same power to issue a warrant to search for the property as if the offence had been committed within Papua New Guinea.

11.PROCEEDINGS FOR COMMITTAL.

(1)A person arrested under a warrant issued under Section 10 shall (unless previously discharged under Section 10(3)) be brought as soon as practicable before a court presided over by a magistrate (in this Act referred to as "the court of committal").

(2)For the purpose of proceedings under this section, a court of committal shall have the same jurisdiction and powers, as nearly as may be, including power to remand in custody or on bail, as a magistrate conducting a preliminary inquiry under the District Courts Act 1963.

(3)Where the person arrested is in custody under a provisional warrant and no authority to proceed has been received in respect of him, the court of committal may fix a reasonable period (of which the court shall give notice to the Minister) after which he will be discharged from custody unless an authority to proceed has been received.

(4)Where an authority to proceed has been issued in respect of the person arrested and the court of committal is satisfied after hearing any evidence tendered in support of the request for the extradition of that person or on behalf of that person that the offence to which the authority relates is an extradition offence and is further satisfied –

(a)where the person is accused of the offence – that the evidence would be sufficient to warrant his trial for that offence if it had been committed within Papua New Guinea; or

(b)where the person is alleged to be unlawfully at large after the conviction for the offence – that he has been so convicted and appears to be so at large,

the court shall, unless his committal is prohibited by any other provision of this Act, commit him to custody to await his extradition under the authority, but if the court is not so satisfied or if the committal of that person is so prohibited, the court shall discharge him from custody.

12.ACTIONS CONCERNING PERSONAL LIBERTY.

(1)Where a person is committed to custody under Section 1 the court shall inform him in ordinary language of his right of action in the Supreme Court for redress of a contravention of his right to personal liberty or for review of the order of committal and shall promptly give notice of the committal to the Minister.

(2)A person committed to custody under Section 11 shall not be extradited under this Act –

(a)in any case, until the expiration of the period of 15 days beginning with the day on which the order for his committal is made, unless the person himself agrees to a shorter period; and

(b)if an action has been instituted in the Supreme Court for redress of a contravention of his right to personal liberty or for review of the order of committal, so long as proceedings on that action are pending.

(3)In any action referred to in Subsection (2), the Supreme Court may, without prejudice to any other jurisdiction of the court, order the person committed to be discharged from custody if it appears to the court that –

(a)by reason of the trivial nature of the offence of which he is accused or was convicted; or

(b)by reason of the passage of time since he is alleged to have committed it or to have become unlawfully at large, as the case may be; or

(c)because the accusation against him is not made in good faith in the interests of justice,

it would, having regard to all the circumstances, be unjust or oppressive to extradite him.

(4)On any application under this section the Supreme Court may receive additional evidence relevant to the exercise of its jurisdiction under Section 6 or under Subsection (3).

(5)For the purposes of this section –

(a)proceedings in an action for redress of a contravention of a person's right to personal liberty or for review of an order shall be treated as pending until any appeal in those proceedings is disposed of; and

(b)an appeal shall be treated as disposed of at the expiration of the time within which the appeal may be brought or, where leave to appeal is required, within which the application for leave may be made, if the appeal is not brought or the application made within that time.

13.ORDER FOR EXTRADITION.

(1)Where a person is committed to await his extradition and is not discharged by order of the Supreme Court, the Minister may by warrant order him to be extradited to the State or country by which the request for his extradition was made unless the extradition of that person is prohibited, or prohibited for the time being, by Section 8 or this section or the Minister decides under this section to make no such order in his case.

(2)An order shall not be made under this section in the case of a person who is held in custody or has been admitted to bail, in Papua New Guinea –

(a)in the case of a person held in custody – until he has been discharged from custody; and

(b)in the case of a person who has been admitted to bail – until the recognizances upon which he was admitted to bail have been discharged,

whether as a result of his acquittal, or the expiration of his sentence, or otherwise.

(3)The Minister shall not make an order under this section in the case of any person if it appears to the Minister, on the ground mentioned in Section 12(3) that it would be unjust or oppressive to return that person.

(4)The Minister may decide to make no order under this section in the case of a person accused or convicted of a relevant offence not punishable with death in Papua New Guinea if that person could be or has been sentenced to death for that offence in the country by which the request for his return is made.

(5)The Minister may make no order under this section for the return of a person committed in consequence of a request made on behalf of any State or country if another request for his return under this Act has been made on behalf of another State or country and it appears to the Minister, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, and in particular –

(a)the relative seriousness of the offences in question; and

(b)the date on which each such request was made; and

(c)the nationality or citizenship of the person concerned and his ordinary residence,

that preference should be given to the other request.

(6)Notice of the issue of a warrant under this section shall be given promptly to the person to be extradited under it.

14.DISCHARGE IN CASE OF DELAY IN EXTRADITING.

(1)If any person committed to await his extradition is in custody in Papua New Guinea under this Act after the expiration of –

(a)in any case, the period of two months beginning with the first day on which, having regard to Section 12(2), he could have been extradited; or

(b)where a warrant for his extradition has been issued under Section 13, the period of one month beginning with the day on which that warrant was issued,

he may apply to the Supreme Court for his discharge.

(2)If on any application under Subsection (1) the court is satisfied that reasonable notice of the proposed application has been given to the Minister, the court may, unless sufficient cause is shown to the contrary, by order direct the applicant to be discharged from custody and, if a warrant for his extradition has been issued under Section 13, quash that warrant.

15.EVIDENCE.

(1)In any proceedings under this Act, including proceedings on an application for the review of the order in respect of a person in custody under this Act –

(a)a document, duly authenticated, which purports to set out evidence given on oath in a treaty State or a designated Commonwealth country shall be admissible as evidence of the matters stated in it; and

(b)a document, duly authenticated, which purports to have been received in evidence, or to be a copy of a document so received, in any proceedings in a treaty State or designated Commonwealth country shall be admissible in evidence; and

(c)a document, duly authenticated, which certifies that a person was convicted on a date specified in the document of an offence against the law of, or of a part of, a treaty State or designated Commonwealth country shall be admissible as evidence of the fact and date of the conviction.

(2)A document shall be deemed to be duly authenticated for the purposes of this section –

(a)in the case of a document referred to in Subsection (1)(a), if the document purports to be certified by a judge, or magistrate or officer in or of the State or country in question to be the original document containing or recording that evidence or a true copy of such a document; and

(b)in the case of a document or copy of a document to which Subsection (1)(b) refers, if the document purports to be certified in accordance with paragraph (c) to have been, or to be a true copy of a document which has been, so received; and

(c)in the case of a document to which Subsection (1)(c) refers, if the document purports to be certified in accordance with that subsection,

and in any such case the document is authenticated either by the oath of a witness or by the official seal of a Minister of the treaty State or the designated Commonwealth country, as the case may be.

(3)In this section "oath" includes affirmation or declaration and nothing in this section prejudices the admission in evidence of any document which is admissible in evidence apart from this section.

16.CUSTODY.

(1)Any person remanded or committed to custody under Section 10 shall be committed to the like institution as a person charged with an offence before the court of committal.

(2)If any person who is in custody under a warrant under this Act escapes out of custody, he may be taken in any part of Papua New Guinea in the same way as a person escaping from custody under a warrant for his arrest in Papua New Guinea in respect of an offence committed in Papua New Guinea.

(3)Where a person, being in custody in any part of Papua New Guinea whether under this Act or otherwise, is required to be removed in custody under this Act to another part of Papua New Guinea and is so removed, he shall be deemed to continue in legal custody until he reaches the place to which he is required to be removed.

(4)A warrant under Section 13 for the extradition of any person to any State or country shall be sufficient authority for all persons to whom it is directed and all police officers to receive that person, keep him in custody and convey him into the jurisdiction of that country.

17.FORM OF WARRANTS AND ORDERS.

Any warrant or order to be issued or made by the Minister under any of the provisions of this Act shall be given under the hand of the Minister and shall be in the prescribed form.

PART IV. – EXTRADITION FROM FOREIGN STATES AND DESIGNATED COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES.

18.DEFINITION.

In this Part, "extraditable offence" means an offence (wherever committed) against the law in force in Papua New Guinea, being an offence that –

(a)is described in Schedule 1; or

(b)would be so described if the description concerned contained a reference to any intent or state of mind on the part of the person committing the offence, or to any circumstances of aggravation, necessary to constitute the offence.

19.REQUEST FOR SURRENDER OF FUGITIVE.

Where a person accused or convicted of an extraditable offence is, or is suspected of being, in a treaty State or designated Commonwealth country, the Minister for the time being responsible for justice matters may request the State or country, as the case may be, to surrender the person.

20.PERSON SURRENDERED MAY BE BROUGHT INTO PAPUA NEW GUINEA.

Where a person accused or convicted of an extraditable offence is surrendered by a treaty State or designated Commonwealth country, the person may be brought into Papua New Guinea and delivered to the proper authorities to be dealt with according to law.

21.RESTRICTION ON PROCEEDINGS FOR OTHER OFFENCES.

(1)This section applies to any person accused or convicted of an extraditable offence who is returned to Papua New Guinea from any treaty State or designated Commonwealth country, under any law of that country corresponding with this Act.

(2)A person to whom this section applies shall not, during the period described in Subsection (3) be dealt with in Papua New Guinea for or in respect of any offence committed before he was extradited to Papua New Guinea, other than –

(a)the offence in respect of which he was extradited; or

(b)any lesser offence proved by the facts proved for the purposes of securing his extradition; or

(c)any other offence in respect of which the Government of the State or of the country from which he was extradited may consent to his being dealt with.

(3)The period referred to in Subsection (2) in relation to a person to whom this section applies shall be the period beginning with the day of his arrival in Papua New Guinea on his extradition as mentioned in Subsection (1) and ending 45 days after the first subsequent day on which he has the opportunity to leave Papua New Guinea.

22.RESTORATION OF PERSONS NOT TRIED OR ACQUITTED.

(1)This section applies to any person accused of an offence under the law of Papua New Guinea who is extradited to Papua New Guinea under Section 19.

(2)If, in the case of a person to whom this section applies, either –

(a)proceedings against him for the offence for which he was extradited are not begun within the period of six months beginning with the day of his arrival in Papua New Guinea on being extradited; or

(b)on this trail for that offence, he is acquitted or discharged,

the Minister may, if he thinks fit, on the request of that person, arrange for him to be sent back free of charge and with as little delay as possible to the country from which he was extradited.

PART V. – MISCELLANEOUS.

23.LIABILITY FOR ARREST, ETC., OF FUGITIVE OFFENDERS IN RESPECT OF EXTRADITION OFFENCES.

Every fugitive offender of a treaty State or designated Commonwealth country shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be liable to be arrested and dealt with whether the offence in respect of which he is to be dealt with was committed before or after the commencement of this Act.

24.PROPERTY FOUND ON FUGITIVE OFFENDERS.

Everything found in the possession of an offender at the time of his arrest which may be material as evidence in providing the extradition offence may be delivered up with the offender when he is dealt with subject to the rights, if any, of third persons in respect of those possessions.

25.TAKING OF EVIDENCE IN RESPECT OF CRIMINAL MATTERS PENDING IN COURTS OF TREATY STATES OR DESIGNATED COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES.

(1)The Minister may, by notice in writing, authorize a magistrate to take evidence for the purposes of a criminal matter pending in a court or tribunal of a foreign State other than a matter relating to an offence that is, by its nature or by reason of the circumstances in which it is alleged to have been committed, an offence of a political character.

(2)Upon receipt of the notice, the magistrate shall –

(a)take the evidence of each witness appearing before him to give evidence in relation to the matter in the like manner as if the witness were giving evidence on a charge against a person for an offence against the law in force in Papua New Guinea; and

(b)cause the evidence to be reduced to writing and certify at the end of that writing that the evidence was taken by him; and

(c)cause the writing so certified to be forwarded to the Minister.

(3)The evidence of such a witness may be taken in the presence or absence of the person charged with the offence against the law of, or of the part of, the treaty State or designated Commonwealth country and the certificate by the magistrate that the evidence was taken by him shall state whether the person so charged was present or absent when the evidence was taken.

(4)The laws for the time being in force with respect to the compelling of persons to attend before a magistrate, and to give evidence, answer questions and produce documents, upon the hearing of a charge against a person for an offence against the law of Papua New Guinea apply, so far as they are capable of application, with respect to the compelling of persons to attend before a magistrate, and to give evidence, answer questions and produce documents, for the purposes of this section.

26.REGULATIONS.

The High Commissioner in Council may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all maters that are required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed, or that are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and, in particular for prescribing penalties not exceeding a fine of K500.00 for breaches of or contraventions of the Regulations.

PART VI. – TRANSITIONAL.

27.SAVING OF WARRANTS IN FORCE UNDER AUSTRALIAN ACTS.

Any warrant in force immediately before the commencement of this Act under the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966-1974 of Australia or the Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Act 1966-1972 of Australia, as those Acts applied in Papua New Guinea immediately before that commencement, in respect of a fugitive from a foreign State or Commonwealth country in relation to which this Act applies has effect as if it had been issued in the form prescribed in the Regulations by a person having authority to issue such a warrant, and any proceedings instituted before the commencement of this Act under those Acts as so applied may be continued and dealt with under this Act.

28.ACT DEEMED TO APPLY TO CERTAIN FOREIGN STATES.

(1)Subject to Subsections (2), (3) and (4), this Act applies to the foreign States specified in Schedule 2 being foreign States to which the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966-1972 of Australia applied immediately before the commencement of this Act.

(2)If the application of the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966-1972 of Australia to a foreign States was subject to any limitations, conditions, exceptions or qualifications, then this Act applies in relation to that State subject to those limitations, conditions, exceptions and modifications.

(3)The Regulations may provide that this Act ceases to apply in relation to a foreign state specified in the Regulations, being a foreign State in relation to which this Act applies by virtue of Subsection (1), and, upon the coming into operation of a regulation that so provides, this Act ceases to apply in relation to that State.

(4)The coming into operation of a regulation made for the purposes of Subsection (3) in relation to a foreign state does not prevent this Act from again applying in relation to that State under a Regulation made for the purposes of Section 2.

(5)A foreign State to which this Act applies by virtue of this section shall be deemed to be a treaty State.

SCHEDULE 1.
Extradition and extraditable offences.
Secs. 7, 18.

1.Wilful murder; murder.

2.Manslaughter.

3.An offence against the law relating to abortion.

4.Maliciously or wilfully wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm.

5.A malicious act with intent to injure passengers on a railway.

6.Assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

7.Assaulting a magistrate, a peace officer or a public officer.

8.Assault on board a ship or aircraft with intent to destroy life or to do grievous bodily harm.

9.Rape.

10.Unlawful sexual intercourse with a female.

11.Indecent assault.

12.Procuring, or trafficking in, women or young persons for immoral purposes.

13.Any offence referred to in Article 1 of 2 of the convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, being the Convention approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 2 December, 1949.

14.Bigamy.

15.Kidnapping; abduction; false imprisonment; dealing in salves.

16.Stealing, abandoning, exposing or unlawfully detaining a child.

17.Bribery.

18.Perjury; subornation of perjury; conspiring to defeat the course of justice.

19.Arson.

20.An offence concerning counterfeit currency.

21.An offence against the law relating to forgery.

22.Stealing; embezzlement; fraudulent conversion; fraudulent false accounting; obtaining property or money or both or credit by false pretences; receiving stolen property (including money); any other offence in respect of property (including money) involving fraud.

23.Fraud by an agent, bailee, banker, factor or trustee.

24.Burglar; housebreaking; any similar offence.

25.Robbery.

26.Blackmail or extortion by means of threats or by abuse of authority.

27.An offence against the law relating to bankruptcy or insolvency.

28.An offence against the law relating to companies.

29.Maliciously or wilfully damaging property.

30.An act done with the intention of endangering a vehicle, vessel or aircraft.

31.An offence against the law relating to dangerous drugs or narcotics.

32.Piracy.

33.Revolt against the authority of the master of a ship or the commander of an aircraft.

34.The unlawful seizure, or unlawful exercise of control, of an aircraft, by force or threat of force or by any other form of intimidation.

35.Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of, being an accessory before or after the fact to, or attempting or conspiring to commit, an offence described inpreceding item of this Schedule.

SCHEDULE 2.
Treaty States.

 

Albania

Hungary

Haiti

Argentina

Iceland

Portugal

Austria

Iraq

Roumania

Belgium

Italy

San Marino

Bolivia

Liberia

Spain

Chile

Luxembourg

Sweden

Colombia

Mexico

Switzerland

Cuba

Monaco

Thailand

Czechoslovakia

Netherlands

United States of America

Ecuador

Nicaragua

Uruguay

El Salvador

Norway

Yugoslavia.

Finland

Panama

 

France

Paraguay

 

Greece

Peru

 

Guatemala

Poland

 

 

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