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Part C Enforcement, 12 Jurisdiction over Transnational Crime

From: An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law

Neil Boister

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

Subject(s):
Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial — Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle — Jurisdiction of states, universality principle — Immunity from jurisdiction — Diplomatic immunity
The investigation, prosecution and suppression of crime for the protection of the citizen and the maintenance of peace and public order is an important goal of all organized societies. The goal cannot realistically be confined within national boundaries. United States of America v Cotroni [1989] 1 SCR 1469 at 1470 Criminalization in national law of the provisions in the suppression conventions will be of limited practical effect unless the state enacting the crime establishes an adequate criminal jurisdiction for that crime. Although this chapter underlines the...
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