No. S 475
Extradition Act
Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) (Amendment) Declaration 2007
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 19 of the Extradition Act, the Minister for Law hereby makes the following Declaration:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Declaration may be cited as the Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) (Amendment) Declaration 2007 and shall come into operation on 27th September 2007.
New paragraph 2A
2.  The Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Declaration 2007 (G.N. No. S 425/2007) is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph 2, the following paragraph:
Modification of Part IV of Act
2A.—(1)  Part IV of the Act applies in relation to a country specified in the Schedule that is a non-member of UNTOC as if an UNTOC offence is not an extradition crime.
(2)  In sub-paragraph (1) —
“non-member of UNTOC” means a country specified in the Schedule that is not —
(a)a party to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, done at New York on 15th November 2000; or
(b)a territory to which the application of the Convention is extended;
“UNTOC offence” means an offence against the law of the said country where the act or omission constituting the offence or the equivalent act or omission —
(a)would, if it took place within the jurisdiction of Singapore, constitute an offence under Part III of the First Schedule to the Act; or
(b)would be such an offence 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 circumstance of aggravation, necessary to constitute the offence.”.
Made this 10th day of September 2007.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Law,
[15/007/5.11 Vol. 13; AG/LEG/SL/103/2007/1 Vol. 1]