- Foreign judgments, recognition and enforcement
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1 Transboundary abduction has never been an uncommon alternative to formal extradition. Even St Paul the Apostle reports that prior to his conversion he persecuted what he considered as heretics in foreign cities (Acts 26:11). Also, in Sophocles’s play, Oedipus at Colonus, the king of Thebes captures Oedipus’ daughters Ismene and Antigone by force to carry them off toward Thebes. More recent cases relate to the abduction of Adolf Eichmann (Eichmann Case) and Antoine Argoud. 2 In the Eichmann Case, Israel exercised jurisdiction against the Nazi war criminal Adolf...