Extradition To and From the United States: Overview of the Law and Recent Treaties

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"Extradition" is the formal surrender of a person by a State to another State for prosecution or punishment. Extradition to or from the United States is a creature of treaty. The United States has extradition treaties with over a hundred of the nations of the world. International terrorism and drug trafficking have made extradition an increasingly important law enforcement tool. This is a brief overview of federal law in the area and of the adjustments in recent treaties to make them more responsive to American law enforcement interests.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 17, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Attributed name):
Garcia, Michael John

Legislative Attorney

Creator (Author):
Doyle, Charles

Senior Specialist in American Public Law

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 17, 2010
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United States
Description:

"Extradition" is the formal surrender of a person by a State to another State for prosecution or punishment. Extradition to or from the United States is a creature of treaty. The United States has extradition treaties with over a hundred of the nations of the world. International terrorism and drug trafficking have made extradition an increasingly important law enforcement tool. This is a brief overview of federal law in the area and of the adjustments in recent treaties to make them more responsive to American law enforcement interests.

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47 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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