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...folk hero. While some question the legality of his actions, others, both internationally and domestically, have heralded his actions as bringing about exactly the sort of transparency that is needed in American government. Regardless of one's view on the matter, criminal charges would certainly be extremely controversial both at home and abroad. Gautam Is the Espionage Act valid extra-territorially? Or will the exercise of jurisdiction rest upon a principle such as the effects doctrine? Max My understanding is that while § 793 has some extraterritorial application (see the useful CRS...

...that recognize human rights duties of private corporations. See foreign cases in http://ssrn.com/abstract=1548112 And the jurisdictional basis is universal jurisdiction. see. e.g., http://ssrn.com/abstract=1497122 re: older cases under ATCA (ATS) and universal jurisdiction (in a footnote). Of course, even under the Restatement, when there is universal jurisdiction there is no need for contacts with the forum. Id. sec. 404. And the putative use of comity-factors to obviate territorial jurisdiction (in violation of the separation of powers because Congress and the President will have chosen to create an extraterritorial statute and the...

...to be something different. Although perhaps not what Koh's critics have it mind, I would view transnational law as where the lines between the domestic and the international blur. Transnational law seems focused on the actions of domestic, nonstate actors and their attempts to address global challenges. When I think of transnational law, I do not think of international treaties or even customary international law, but rather the acts of domestic actors and domestic courts, exercising universal jurisdiction or applying extraterritorial domestic laws, in an attempt to exert international influence....

...doesn't end up in the dock, and even if the Vatican doesn't cancel the visit, I am optimistic that we shall raise public consciousness to the point where the British government will find it very awkward indeed to go ahead with the Pope's visit, let alone pay for it. Richard" David Note that Pope Gregory XIII claimed extraterritorial jurisdiction over England in declaring Queen Elizabeth I to be a usurper and sending various armies and assassins to kill her. Turnabout? Nick Donovan I think this is a media story, nothing...

...which they have no expertise. Jordan "With friends like these...." Fortunately, the early cases and ops. of AG's demonstrate the extraterritorial reach of the ATCA (ATS) in suits involving alien plaintiffs against alien or U.S. national defendants with respect to violations of international law over which there is universal jurisdiction, esp. so that the U.S. does not engage in a "denial of justice" to aliens. Also, today, more jobs for our graduates as plaintiff and defense lawyers, judges, etc. -- good for the U.S. economy! If other countries want to...

...it seems to me, is prevent the plaintiffs from trying to enforce the judgment in the U.S. -- and to hold them in contempt if they do. Am I missing something? Ted Folkman Kevin, If I hear you right, the issue is the extraterritorial nature of the order. It seems to me that it's well established that because "equity operates in personam", as the hoary maxim goes, a court with personal jurisdiction over the defendant can make orders that require the defendant to act in other jurisdictions. Just to take...

...cloud' of the fighters. How do we know which cloud reigns supreme? I doubt the notion of IHL being the lex specialis would apply here. A clash of clouds and proportionality doctrines indeed. RJ1983 There equally seems to be a problem in the assumption that IHRL is applicable to the operations of a State on foreign territory. The substantive HR obligations are limited to territory and jurisdiction, and the HR bodies and courts have been very reluctant to accept extraterritorial application of human rights. Sure, HR has an impact on...

...Court in Quirin and Yamashita, among other cases. It also has not been superseded by domestic legislation or conventional IHL, though I wish to do more research and theoretical work on this. By the way Dave...in the follow-on article to this one I have just mentioned (which discusses the propriety of applying this domestic common law to conduct in an extraterritorial armed conflict under both domestic and itnernational law), I cite your military commissions article a fair amount. If you are interested in reviewing the next article before I submit...

...from genocide and crimes against humanity, they do not believe that all gaps in the express protections of international humanitarian law are filled by international human rights law -- particularly in extraterritorial aspects of armed conflict. The reason for the latter view -- in full disclosure one that I share -- is that modern international humanitarian law consists of conventional and customary constraints on what might otherwise be considered a proper measure to defeat an enemy. In other words, it generally requires that the measures employed in armed conflict be...

...documents within the United States) and therefore that part is easy. But it is also well-recognized that in limited circumstances countries can prosecute foreigners for conduct that occurs abroad (such as foreign drug cartels, foreign anti-competitive monopolies, international terrorists, etc.). The International Bar Association (on page 142 of this report) has summarized the current state of international law on this subject: "[A]lmost all states exercise ‘pure’ extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction on one or more of four principal bases: the active personality principle, the passive personality principle, the protective principle and the...