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NCJ Number: 151803 Find in a Library
Title: Protective Principle of International Criminal Jurisdiction
Author(s): I Cameron
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 411
Sponsoring Agency: Dartmouth Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85521-366-4
Sale Source: Dartmouth Publishing Co
Old Post Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book explores international criminal law in the context of the protective principle, a principle generally referring to international criminal jurisdiction that permits a state to grant extraterritorial effect to legislation criminalizing conduct that is damaging to national security or other central state interests.
Abstract: The protective principle falls within the general subject areas of jurisdiction under international law and international criminal law. The book explains why states make jurisdictional claims based on the protective principle, why state claims based on the protective principle should be limited, characteristics of the protective principle, and the relation between the protective principle and other jurisdiction principles. The author also examines extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, quasiterritoriality and enforcement jurisdiction, and the scope of the protective principle in international criminal jurisdiction in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, and Norway) and in the United States. References and footnotes
Main Term(s): Comparative criminology
Index Term(s): Comparative law; Denmark; Extradition; Extraterritorial jurisdiction; Foreign criminal justice systems; International law; Legal doctrines; Norway; Scandinavia; Sweden; United States of America; US/foreign comparisons; World criminology
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