This class will examine the jurisdiction of the United States to prosecute criminal conduct occurring outside its boundaries, including extraterritorial application of the United States Constitution and its law, immunities from jurisdiction, treaties of mutual assistance entered into between the United States and foreign countries providing for obtaining evidence abroad, extradition and alternatives to extradition. It also will examine the concepts of international crimes and the precedents of the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, as well as the ad hoc tribunals for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the Rome Accord dealing with the International Criminal Court. Additionally, the course will address the powers of the President with regard to lawful enemy combatants, such as prisoners of war, and unlawful enemy combatants, including citizens of the United States declared unlawful enemy combatants. Finally, the class will examine specific application of American law to crimes committed abroad including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust and securities regulation, export controls, computer crimes, narcotics and money laundering, piracy and terrorism, and torture. Written work submitted for this course may satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.
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