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This chapter studies prescriptive jurisdiction. It considers the legal bases upon which jurisdiction over extraterritorial crime may be founded. The chapter then analyzes and compares the law of several prototypical nations as well as international law on jurisdiction. It discusses the traditional bases of jurisdiction and whether there is any hierarchy among them in instances of concurrent jurisdiction. The chapter focuses on the crimes of terrorism, crimes against humanity, and narcotics trafficking, because these crimes seem prototypical. It analyzes the jurisdictional rules of the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and in the International Criminal Court. The chapter finally examines jurisdictional properties of legislation and international conventions.

Keywords: humanity; international law; jurisdiction; narcotics trafficking; terrorism



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