Extradition Act 1999

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21 Notice to Minister


If a District Court Judge issues a provisional warrant under section 20, the applicant for the warrant must report the issue of the warrant to the Minister.


The applicant must include in the report to the Minister a copy of the warrant issued in the extradition country and the other documentary evidence produced to the court by the applicant.


On receipt of the report under subsection (1), the Minister may, if the Minister thinks fit, order that the proceedings be discontinued.


If the Minister orders that the extradition proceedings be discontinued, the Minister may cancel any warrant of arrest and order the discharge of any person arrested under the warrant.


The Minister must notify the court of any action taken by the Minister under subsection (3) or subsection (4).

Compare: 1965 No 44 s 7(2), (3)