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NCJ Number: 147907 Find in a Library
Journal: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism  Volume:17  Issue:1  Dated:(1994)  Pages:23-38
Author(s): D Kash
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 16
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Almost 3 years after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, after an investigation that took law enforcement and intelligence agents to 52 countries to conduct over 14,000 interviews, two Libyan intelligence agents were indicted in the United States for the bombing.
Abstract: To date, the Libyan government, alleged to have been involved in the bombing, has refused to surrender the suspects to either England or the United States for prosecution. Without a proper trial, the case remains a classic example of how terrorists can literally get away with murder. The author discusses the legality of and justification for the ability of England and the United States to assert jurisdiction over the Libyan suspects. He covers such issues as terrorism legislation, extradition, principles of international concurrent jurisdiction, and the political offense exception to extradition. 89 notes
Main Term(s): International terrorism
Index Term(s): Aircraft security; Bombings; Criminology; England; International extradition; Libyan Arab Republic; State sponsored terrorism
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