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The Lotus Principle In Icj Jurisprudence: Was The Ship Ever Afloat?, Hugh Handeyside Jan 2007

The Lotus Principle In Icj Jurisprudence: Was The Ship Ever Afloat?, Hugh Handeyside

Michigan Journal of International Law

But Lotus has perhaps drawn as much criticism as affirmation. Ian Brownlie observes that "[i]n most respects the Judgment of the Court is unhelpful in its approach to the principles of jurisdiction, and its pronouncements are characterized by vagueness and generality." Nor does there appear to be any clear consensus on the decision's core holdings; in fact, commentators have read the decision in alarmingly divergent ways. This Note avoids the legal cacophony surrounding the specific holdings of the Lotus decision, focusing instead on the Lotus principle. Scholars have persistently (and often uncritically) taken the Lotus principle at face value, citing …


Jurisdiction Over Foregin Flag Vessels And The U.S. Courts: Adrift Without A Compass?, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Jan 1989

Jurisdiction Over Foregin Flag Vessels And The U.S. Courts: Adrift Without A Compass?, Stefan A. Riesenfeld

Michigan Journal of International Law

Jurisdiction of a nation over vessels flying a foreign flag and over persons aboard such vessels should be a relatively simple and well settled matter. The sad fact, however, is that it is not. Moreover, the recent 1986 Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act has added unnecessary and unexplainable confusion.


From Cutlass To Cat-O'-Nine Tails: The Case For International Jurisdiction Of Mutiny On The High Seas, George P. Smith Ii Jan 1989

From Cutlass To Cat-O'-Nine Tails: The Case For International Jurisdiction Of Mutiny On The High Seas, George P. Smith Ii

Michigan Journal of International Law

This article will first discuss the historical background of mutiny, describing several of the major mutinies at sea that have been of interest to legal historians. Then will come an analysis of the history of piracy and an exploration of its symbiotic relationship with mutiny. Subsequent analysis will be given over to municipal law provisions outlawing mutiny - with concentration placed on the postures taken by those nation-states which subscribe to or are guided by the common law. A study of those relevant principles of international law regarded as controlling, as a consequence of historical vectors of force and municipal …


The Contours Of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction In Drug Smuggling Cases, Stephen E. Chelberg Jan 1983

The Contours Of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction In Drug Smuggling Cases, Stephen E. Chelberg

Michigan Journal of International Law

This note examines the contours of U.S. jurisdiction over drug smugglers on the high seas. After a brief discussion of the two principal U.S. drug statutes, the note considers the territorial and protective principles of jurisdiction as defined by U.S. courts. Controversy currently centers around whether U.S. drug laws apply to foreign ships, carrying controlled substances on the high seas, where there has been no showing of an intent to import the drugs into the United States.


Requisitioned And The Government-Owned Ship, J. Whitla Stinson Feb 1922

Requisitioned And The Government-Owned Ship, J. Whitla Stinson

Michigan Law Review

Jurisdiction over requisitioned and government-owned merchantmen and their liabilities under maritime laws are questions which present no real novelty. They were regarded by the ancient sea-law and were as familiar to it as they have recently become,-on account of the exigencies of the late war, to the admiralty systems of to-day. The maritime law of Rome supplies modem cases with the most cogent parallels and is reflected today in the jurisprudence of France and other continental and Latin countries. The jurisdictional question which figures most prominently in these cases relates to the authority to arrest or libel the property of …