Elements of International Law; With a Sketch of the History of the Science

Elements of International Law; With a Sketch of the History of the Science : In Two Volumes Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...is not within the jurisdiction of any other nation, as the high seas, and punish them for offences committed within such a place, or within the territory of a foreign state. Laws of trade and navigation cannot affect Laws of foreigners beyond the territorial limits of the navigation, state, but they are binding upon its citizens wherever they may be. Thus offences against the laws of a state prohibiting or regulating any particular traffic may be punished by its tribunals when committed by its citizens, in whatever place; but if committed by foreigners, such offences can only be thus punished when committed within the territory of the state, or on board of its vessels in some place not within the jurisdiction of any other state. And the laws of treason, which are binding Law of on all persons resident within the territory, since such persons owe a temporary allegiance to the state, may be applied to foreigners if committed within its territory; but these laws may be applied to citizens, in whatever place the offence is committed, since their allegiance travels with them wherever they go. A distinction is to be noticed respecting comthe operation of laws of trade upon citizens domicii.. resident in a foreign country, that where it is a mere commercial regulation permitting or prohibiting a certain trade, the party resident abroad may have the benefit of his commercial domicil, so far as to exempt him from the operation of the municipal law of his own country, whilst his former allegiance still continues. But if the statute creates a criminal offence, and visits it with personal penalties expressly applicable to all the subjects of the state, it will apply to such offences committed by them when domiciled in a foreign country, by the laws...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693377X
  • 9781236933775