Extraordinary Rendition, "Disappearances" and Secret Detention

Extraordinary Rendition, "Disappearances" and Secret Detention

Amnesty International uses the term "rendition" to refer to a variety of practices by the US authorities involving transfers of individuals from one country to another, without any form of judicial or administrative process such as extradition. The practice of transferring a detainee from US custody to the custody of a foreign state is usually called "extraordinary rendition" in the USA, and appears to have been carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since 1995. Cases in which suspects are transferred into US custody, and are detained and interrogated by US personnel outside of the US, have also been referred to as "extraordinary renditions", but are sometimes called "reverse renditions". Amnesty International describes all such practices as "rendition".