About The APPG on Extraordinary Rendition
Rendition and extraordinary rendition are not terms defined by law. They describe the process by which a detainee is transferred from one state to another, outside normal legal processes (i.e. extradition, deportation, etc). In many cases these detainees are transferred to secret detention or to a third country for the purposes of interrogation, often in circumstances where they face a real risk of torture.
In its struggle against international terrorism following 9/11, the United States developed rendition the international transfer of an individual without customary due processes as an instrument of policy. Rendition became associated with the use of coercive interrogation techniques techniques often crossing the threshold of torture, in violation of international standards to which successive American administrations committed themselves.