Question: Generally, what are the rules governing the extradition process? How does State coordinate with Justice? In the end, does State sign off on the determination?
Answer: The rules governing the U.S. extradition relationship with a foreign country are specified in the applicable extradition treaty.
The Department of State works very closely with the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs on extradition matters.
The Department of State’s responsibilities include:
It is the policy of the Department not to comment on specific extradition requests, including whether a request has or has not been made in a particular case.