Can Americans Be Arrested For Breaking U.S. Law Overseas?

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When traveling abroad, your home country’s laws can extend much further than you may think. How far outside borders do local laws apply?

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What is Extraterritorial Jurisdiction?
http://cornelllawreview.org/articles/what-is-extraterritorial-jurisdiction/
“Assertions of legal power beyond territorial borders present lawyers, courts, and scholars with analytical onions comprising layers of national and international legal issues; as each layer peels away, more issues are revealed.”

Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law
https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/94-166.pdf
“Criminal law is usually territorial.”

U.S. Is Now Pursuing Americans Who Commit Sex Crimes Overseas
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/08/us/us-is-now-pursuing-americans-who-commit-sex-crimes-overseas.html
“One suspect was a convicted pedophile from Baltimore accused of molesting boys in two Asian countries.”

Drug Laws in Bali and the Rest of Indonesia
http://goseasia.about.com/od/indonesia/a/Drug-Laws-In-Bali-And-The-Rest-Of-Indonesia.htm
“The drug scene in Indonesia is something of a contradiction. ”

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