This Note argues that U.S. courts must permit an extradited individual to invoke treaty rights under the doctrine of speciality. Part I traces the history of extradition and the development of the doctrine of speciality. Part II analyzes the cases that address the issue of individual rights and the doctrine of speciality. Part III argues that extradition treaties vest defendants with the right to invoke the doctrine of speciality's protection. This Note concludes that defendants must be granted the right to raise violations of the doctrine of speciality to protect the integrity and purpose of extradition treaties.
Christopher J. Morvillo,
Individual Rights and the Doctrine of Speciality: The Deteriorations of the United States v, Rauscher,
14 Fordham Int'l L.J. 987
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol14/iss4/5