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Homework Help: English/ please revise

Posted by Christy on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 5:20pm.

The issue arising out of the Yunis case is the concern over the authority of the United States statues permitting extraterritorial jurisdiction and application of the United States constitution to aliens. Thus, Yunis argued that under general principles of International law, a United States court could not try him because as a foreign national he committed crimes in foreign soil and federal law provided no independent basis for jurisdiction (Clarizo). In the case of Yunis, the United States contended jurisdiction, found in section 1203 of the Hostage Taking Statue and section 32 of the Aircraft Piracy Statue adopted from traditional international legal bases of universal and personality principle, in which provides the court sufficient grounds to assert jurisdiction over Yunis (Emory 116).

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