NACDL - Defending Against International Extradition from the United States

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Defending Against International Extradition from the United States

Matters of extradition involve complex analyses of the applicable treaty, Executive Branch interpretation of the treaty, case law and statutory law, and in-depth investigation into the facts underlying the crime. The authors discuss the legal requirements for certification and the commonly used defenses to certification for extradition to a foreign country. A solid working knowledge of the land mines that are ever present in these cases is critical.