Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 5(1) of the Extradition Act 1989(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—
1. This Order may be cited as the Extradition (Designated Commonwealth Countries) Order 1991 (Amendment) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 1st September 1997.
2. The Extradition (Designated Commonwealth Countries) Order 1991(2) shall be amended by the deletion of the word “Malta” in Schedule 1 to that Order which lists countries designated for the purposes of section 1(2) of the Extradition Act 1989.
N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order removes Malta from the list of Commonwealth countries designated for the purposes of the Extradition Act 1989. Section 3(2) of the Extradition Act 1989 (c. 33) provides that, for the purposes of Part III of that Act, a State which is a party to the European Convention on Extradition may be treated as a foreign State. Malta has become a party to the European Convention on Extradition and, consequently, has been added to the list of States which are party to that Convention.
1989 c. 33.
S.I. 1991/1700 as amended by S.I. 1996/279.