This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, declares 2 countries to be designated countries for the purposes of Part 4 of the Extradition Act 1999.
The 2 countries so declared to be designated countries for those purposes are—
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and
the British Overseas Territory of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands.
The simpler procedure provided for in Part 4 of the Extradition Act 1999 will thus apply to extradition requests made by either of those 2 countries to New Zealand.
The effect of clause 5 is that it will not be possible to refuse extradition to the United Kingdom or the Pitcairn Islands solely on the ground of New Zealand citizenship. A similar situation exists with regard to extradition to Australia. This does not, however, affect the use of other refusal grounds in the Extradition Act 1999.
Extradition requests from British Overseas Territories, other than the Pitcairn Islands, will continue to be dealt with under Part 3 of the Act.