DOCTRINE OF SPECIALTY

DOCTRINE OF SPECIALTY

doctrine of specialty. Int’l law. The principle, included as a provision in most extradition treaties, under which a person who is extradited to a country to stand trial for certain criminal offenses may be tried only for those offenses and not for any other pre-extradition offenses. ¡ª Also termed specialty doctrine. See EXTRADITION. [Cases: Extradition and Detainers 19.]
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