Department of Justice
Published on 30 September 2019
Last updated on 1 February 2022
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Countries outside the European Union may make a request through diplomatic channels for extradition to seek the return of a person who is wanted in one of those countries in relation to a crime.
The request may seek the return of the person to:
Provisions in relation to extradition are contained in:
These Acts can be viewed on the Irish Statute Book website.
The Acts make provision for obligations under the European Convention on Extradition 1957.
Ireland currently has bilateral extradition treaties with Australia, the United States and Hong Kong.
For further details on extradition procedures, see the guide below.
Extradition - A Guide to Procedures in Ireland
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