Jurisdiction Over A Person Abducted From A Foreign Country

Alvarez Machain Case Revisited

  • Abdul Ghafur Hamid Khin Maung Sein


Unless a State is prepared to try a person in absentia, the exercise of enforcing jurisdiction over individuals depends on their physical presence in the territory of the State seeking to exercise jurisdiction. There have been several cases where an individual has been abducted forcibly from the territory of one State to be tried in another. In such cases, the question which arises is whether the abduction bars a court from exercising jurisdiction. 


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KHIN MAUNG SEIN, Abdul Ghafur Hamid. Jurisdiction Over A Person Abducted From A Foreign Country. Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law, [S.l.], v. 31, p. 69-86, jan. 2019. ISSN 0126-6322. Available at: <https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/JMCL/article/view/16263>. Date accessed: 26 nov. 2020.