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Mr. Roger S. Clark

Mr. Roger S. Clark
Board of Governors Professor
Rutgers School of Law, Camden

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States
Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction in International Law: Reflections on The Lotus, Submarine Cables, Counterfeiters and Hijackers
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States
Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction in International Law: Reflections on The Lotus,
Submarine Cables, Counterfeiters and Hijackers
A. Legal Instruments
Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation between Great Britain and the United States (‘Jay Treaty’), London, 19 November 1794, Consolidated Treaty Series, vol. 52, p. 243.

Additional Convention between Great Britain and Portugal for the prevention of the Slave trade, London, 28 July 1817, Consolidated Treaty Series, vol. 67, p. 373.

Convention for the Protection of Submarine Cables, Paris, 14 March 1884, 163 Consolidated Treaty Series 391 (French); English Translation in: US Compilation of Treaties in Force.

International Agreement for the suppression of the "White Slave Traffic", Paris, 18 May 1904, League of Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1, p. 83.

International Convention for the Suppression of the “White Slave Traffic”, Paris on 4 May 1910, United Kingdom, Treaty Series, No. 20 (1912), Cd. 6326 – De Martens, Nouveau Recueil général des Traités, troisième série, tome VII, p. 252.

International Convention for Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency, Geneva, 20 April 1929, League of Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 112, p. 371.

Extradition Treaty between the United States of America and Great Britain, London, 22 December 1931.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 78, p. 277.

Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 516, p. 205.

Convention on the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 450, p. 11.

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 559, p. 285.

Convention on the Continental Shelf, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 499, p. 311.

Convention on Offences and Certain other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, Tokyo, 14 September 1963, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 704, p. 219.

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, The Hague, 16 December 1970, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 860, p. 105.

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, Montreal, 23 September 1971, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 974, p. 177.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p. 3.

Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 85.

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, Rome, 10 March 1988, vol. 1678, p. 201.

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Vienna, 20 December 1988, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1582, p. 95.

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, New York, 15 November 2000, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2225, p. 209.

Australia, Criminal Code Amendment (Offences Against Australians) Act 2002, No. 106, 2002.

United Nations Convention against Corruption, New York, 31 October 2003, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2349, p. 41.

Samoa, Crimes (Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2003, No. 16, 2003.

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, New York, 20 December 2006.
B. Jurisprudence
Permanent Court of International Justice, the Case of the S.S. “Lotus”, Judgment of 7 September 1927, Series A., No. 10.

International Court of Justice, Questions Relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2012, p. 422.

Supreme Court of Israel, Attorney-General v. Eichmann, 36 I.L.R. 277 (1962).

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Demjanjuk v. Petrovsky, 776 F.2d 571 (1985).

United States District Court, E.D., New York, U.S.v. Georgescu, 723 F.Supp. 912 (1989). 

United States Supreme Court, United Statesv. Alvarez-Machain, 504 U.S. 655 (1992).

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, U.S.v. Rezaq, 134 F.3d 1121, (1998)

United Kingdom, House of Lords, Regina. v. Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate Ex parte Pinochet Ugarte (No. 3), [2000] 1 A. C.  147

International Court of Justice, Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium), Judgment of 14 February 2002, I.C.J. Reports 2002, p. 3.

United Kingdom, House of Lords, R. v. Jones [2006] UKHL 16.
C. Documents
Scheme for the Rendition of Fugitive Offenders within the Commonwealth, Commonwealth Law Ministers, London, 1966.

The American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law, Third, Foreign Relations Law of the United States (1987).

Final Act of the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (A/CONF.183/10, Annex, Resolution E, 17 July 1998).

Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton Principles on Universal Jurisdiction, 2001.

Study by the Secretariat, “Survey of multilateral conventions which may be of relevance for the work of the International law Commission on the topic ‘The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare)”(A/CN.4/630, 18 June 2010).

Report of the Secretary-General, “Possible options to further the aim of prosecuting and imprisoning persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, including, in particular, options for creating special domestic chambers possibly with international components, a regional tribunal or an international tribunal and corresponding imprisonment arrangements, taking into account the work of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, the existing practice in establishing international and mixed tribunals, and the time and resources necessary to achieve and sustain substantive results” (S/2010/394, 26 July 2010).

International Law Commission, Preliminary report on the immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, prepared by Ms. Concepcion Escobar Hernandez (A/CN.4/654, 31 May 2012).
D. Doctrine
N. Boister, An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.

I. Cameron, The Protective Principle of International Criminal Jurisdiction, Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1994.

R.S. Clark, “Offenses of International Concern: Multilateral State Treaty Practice in the Forty Years Since Nuremberg”, Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 57, 1988, p. 49.

R.S. Clark, “State Terrorism: Some Lessons from the Sinking of the “Rainbow Warrior”, Rutgers Law Journal, vol. 20, 1989,p. 393.

R.S. Clark, “Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and other Things I have Thought About in the Past Forty Years: International (Criminal) Law, Conflict of Laws, Insurance and Slavery”, Rutgers Law Journal,vol. 30, 1999, p. 371.

R.J. Currie, International and Transnational Criminal Law, Irwin Law, Toronto, 2010.

P.C. Jessup, Transnational Law, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1956.

K.J. Keith, “The International Court of Justice and Criminal Justice”, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 59, 2010, p. 895.