Extradition Clause Law and Legal Definition

Extradition clause is a provision in the U.S. Constitution. The extradition clause is provided in Article IV, Section 2, Clause 2. Extradition clause is also known as interstate rendition clause. This clause provides that any accused person who flees to another state should be returned to that state. This request shall be made by the executive authority of the state where the crime was committed. The Clause reads as follows:

“A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another state, shall on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.”