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International Extradition, Foundational Cases of

International extradition is the primary legal process by which one country responds to the request of a second country to send (extradite) suspected criminal offenders to face criminal charges in the second country. Although statutes and treaties form the backbone of extradition doctrine, court decisions have played a critical role in defining the circumstances in which extradition can take place and the roles that different political actors or institutions can play in the extradition process. This entry focuses on several 20th- and 21st-century court decisions from the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Each of the cases also considers and discusses important earlier precedents.

In Valentine v. United States ex rel. Neidecker, 299 U.S. ...

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