By Erik Prince, Davin Coburn
Afterword through Max Boot.
Founder and previous president of Blackwater, the personal contractor that supplied protection in Iraq and Afghanistan defends himself from the various accusations that his association was once trigger-happy and bilked the yankee taxpayer.
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The phenomenon of hijacking (later to be regarded as one of the offences that would generally be classified as a ‘terrorist’ offence) started to become prevalent at the beginning of the 1960s. The first non-unilateral efforts to deal with the phenomenon were made in the 1963 Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft (known as the Tokyo Convention). Its jurisdictional provisions are strangely constructed. Article 4(3) provides that This Convention does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with national law’, while Article 4 deals with jurisdiction only in a very indirect manner, incidental to the question of interference in flight: A contracting state which is not the state of registration may not interfere with an aircraft in flight in order to exercise its criminal jurisdiction over an offence committed on board except in the following cases: Rosalyn Higgins 25 (a) the offence has effect on the territory of such state; (b) the offence has been committed by or against a national or permanent resident of such state; (c) the offence is against the security of such state; (d) the offence consists of a breach of such rules or regulations relating to the flight or manoeuvre of such aircraft in force in such state; (e) the exercise of jurisdiction is necessary to ensure the observance of any obligation of such state under a multilateral international agreement.
8. 11. , p. 13. Green, ‘Terrorism, the extradition of terrorists and the “political offence” defence’, 31 German Year Book of International Law (1988) 337. 359 UNTS 274. General Assembly resolution 44/29, 4 Dec. 1989. Ibid. General Assembly resolution 44/29, 6 Dec. 1989. , para. 6. S/RES/667, 16 Sept. 1990. S/RES/670, 25 Sept. 1990. S/RES/687, 8 Apr. 1991. Case Concerning Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua, Merits, ICJ Rep. (1986) 14. , p. 19. Special Central American Assistance Act, 1979, S 536(g).
P. 69. Letter of 20 Dec. 1991 from the UK to the Secretary General of the UN, S/ 23307. Letter of 20 Dec. 1991 from France to the Secretary General, S/23306. Issued on 27 Nov. 1991 and annexed to S/23309, 20 Dec. 1991. S/23422, 21 Jan. 1992. Sir David Hannay, 33033rd Mtg. 21 Jan. 1992, SC Press Release S/5348. See Mann, ‘The doctrine of jurisdiction in international law’, 111 Hague Recueil 1, and ‘The doctrine of international law revisited’, 186 Hague Recueil 9; Jennings and Watts (eds) Oppenheim’s International Law (9th edn) pp.
Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror by Erik Prince, Davin Coburn