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Hello, I am writing a paper for international law course can someone please revise my intro? thank you.
It is ordinarily accepted among all nations that territorial jurisdiction is based on the fact that a crime is committed within their territory. However, sometimes they also exercise jurisdiction because the crime was committed abroad by one of their nationals or because the victim of the crime was a national of the state.
For instance, in the federal court case United States v. Yanez, in which five men hijacked a Jordanian airliner. Among these passengers were two American citizens who were apparently not the target of the terrorist activity. Hijackers latter released the passengers and blew up the aircraft. The defendant was lured into international waters and brought to the United States, where he was convicted of conspiracy, hostage taking, and air piracy (Smit1118). Thus, in this case jurisdiction was held under the Hostage Taking Statute of the United States, providing jurisdiction on the nationality of the victim, and under sect. 32 of the Aircraft Piracy Statute, adopted from traditional international legal bases of the universal and passive personality principle (1120).

  • please revise my intro - ,

    The first paragraph is OK, but needs work -- however, the second is far too factual for an introduction. Here are some webpages on how to write introductions:

    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/intro.html

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/intros.htm

    In that first paragraph, you need to do something about the wordiness -- that is, using too many words to say something simple. You also need to make sure you have no vague references to anything, since it's the beginning of your paper and so far there's nothing to refer to! And you need to be clear on whatever you're defining.

    It is ordinarily accepted among all nations<~~Are you absolutely sure that "all nations" agree on this? that territorial jurisdiction is based on the fact that a crime is committed within their territory.<~~The definition of "territorial jurisdiction" is solely based on crimes that have been committed?? However, sometimes they also exercise jurisdiction because the crime was committed abroad by one of their nationals or because the victim of the crime was a national of the state.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/concise.htm
    Scroll about halfway down this webpage to see about the "the fact that" phrasing and how to fix it.

  • please revise my intro - ,

    It is ordinarily accepted among nations that territorial jurisdiction is based on a crime that is committed within the territory of the sovereign state. However, sometimes states also exercise jurisdiction because the crime was committed abroad by one of their nationals or because the victim of the crime was a national of the state.

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