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EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION2Historically, criminals have tried to cross borders to escape been arrested by the governments of the countries in which they committed the crime. However, governments have always pursued repatriation policies to subject these people to law and serve justice if they are found guilty. While deportation policies are effective locally, they are problematic in the international context. With the fear that escape to a different country might delay justice, the US established rendition policies to protect itself. Rendition is the act of moving a detainee from to adifferent jurisdiction for trial and interrogation (Murray, 2011). However, extraordinary renditionis when the repatriation involves torture for interrogation. Therefore, adding “extraordinary” changes the fundamental meaning of rendition because it operates outside the law. While the purpose of extraordinary rendition was to protect America, the critiques argue that it stripped people of their fundamental rights, encouraged a form of horrible torture, sometimes taking on the wrong people, and soiled the United States’ human rights image globally.The distinction between rendition and extraordinary rendition lies within a thin line of legality. Although most people use these terms interchangeably, there is a significant difference between the two. Rendition, in its primary sense, is the act of sending an individual to a different nation, in the absence of any agreement (Murray, 2011). However, extraordinary rendition involves the use of power, instead of a legal procedure, to take terror suspects from one nation to another with a goal of interrogation and detention. For example, if a country wants to imprison and possibly question a person within its borders, but there does not have a legal treaty to accomplish that, they may deport that person to a different nation, probably a partner country thatis not obliged to the protection of that individual. Therefore, extraordinary rendition has been fundamentally seen as a practice whose methods are extrajudicial and cannot legal and political consequences.
EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION3According to Manawalia (2011), extraordinary is the movement of a foreign individual thought to have been involved in crime with the involvement of the US or its bodies to the territory of a different nation for justice using questioning, trial, or some other constitutional process. It usually becomes a joint venture between the US and the foreign country after getting a diplomatic guarantee that the captured suspect will not be tortured. However, extraordinary rendition dues not give assurance of following the due process and is usually associated with unlawful detention and interrogation. The program gained much momentum during Bush’s Administration, especially after 9/11 attacks (Manawalia, 2011). Therefore, extraordinary

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