United States of America: No return to execution – the US death penalty as a barrier to extradition

Index Number: AMR 51/171/2001

This document examines the issue of extradition and the death penalty in the United States. It looks at the emergence of death penalty clauses in extradition treaties and laws and gives examples of specific cases in the US where extradition has either prevented the application of the death peanlty or been circumvented to allow individuals to be sentenced to death.

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