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EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION AND SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY ON TRIAL:NORIEGA, PINOCHET, AND MILOSEVICTRENDS IN POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW Abstract: Prosecutions of former heads of state are becoming increasingly common. In 1990, the United States arrested and convicted General Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian leader, on drug charges. United States v. Noriega set a powerful precedent, rejecting traditional immunity and jurisdiction defenses. In recent years, domestic and international tribunals alike have similarly exercised jurisdiction over foreign leaders, such as Augosto Pinochet and Slobodan ...
Mr. Gonzalez tried several ways to get out of his drug convictions, including two attempts at perjury. Unfortunately for him, one thing judges don’t like is when they are lied to. One of the legal ways Gonzalez tried to have the search of the apartment tossed out was by asserting that police should have known his friend did not live in the apartment even though she consented to a police search. Apparently, she didn’t really live there…she just dealt drugs from there. Unfortunately again for Mr. Gonzalez, the appeals court recognized his friend’s apparent authority, ... Read More
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