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The Philosophical Foundations of Extraterritorial Punishment
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The Philosophical Foundations of Extraterritorial Punishment

Alejandro Chehtman

Abstract

Why should a Spanish court take jurisdiction over an American lawyer accused of facilitating torture in Guantanamo Bay? What empowers a London magistrate to sign an arrest warrant for a former Chilean President? Can it be legitimate or morally defensible for an Israeli court to try a former Nazi whose crimes occurred outside Israel and indeed prior to the establishment of Israel? This book provides a systematic examination of normative foundations of extraterritorial punishment under international law. It examines when, and under what conditions, a state or an international tribunal would be m ... More

Keywords: extraterritoriality, punishment, jurisdiction, authority, crime, rights, international criminal law, global justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603404
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603404.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandro Chehtman, author
Research Associate, Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, University College London