Interstate Rendition Clause Law and Legal Definition

Rendition means to surrender or handing over of a person or property, particularly from one jurisdiction to another. Interstate rendition clause refers to a clause in the U.S. Constitution that provides for the extradition of a criminal back to the state where s/he has committed a crime. Rendition in common parlance means the surrender or handing over of a person or property, particularly from one jurisdiction to another. In the U.S. Constitution, the provision for interstate rendition is referred under USCS Const. Art. IV, § 2, Cl 2. This provision of the constitution reads as “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”. Each state has a presumptive duty to render the suspects on the request of another state. This clause is also known as extradition clause.