Status of Forces Agreements: Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatatives, Eighty-fourth Congress, First[-second] Session, on H. J. Res. 309, and Similar Measures, Providing for the Revison of the Status of Forces Agreement and Certain Other Treaties and International Agreements, Or the Withdrawal of the United States from Such Treaties and Agreements, So that Foreign Countries Will Not Have Criminal Jurisdiction Over American Armed Forces Personnel Stationed Within Their Boundaries, Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1955 - 947 pages
Considers legislation to revise the NATO Status of Forces Agreements and similar agreements.

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Page 370 - But that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about the opportunity to have the courts review a decision or judgment.
Page 155 - One sovereign being in no respect amenable to another; and being bound by obligations of the highest character not to degrade the dignity of his nation, by placing himself or its sovereign rights within the jurisdiction of another, can be supposed to enter a foreign territory only under an express license, or in the confidence that the immunities belonging to his independent sovereign station, though not expressly stipulated, are reserved by implication, and will- be extended to him.
Page 257 - State. 3. In cases where the right to exercise jurisdiction is concurrent the following...
Page 409 - The jurisdiction of the nation within its own territory is necessarily exclusive and absolute. It is susceptible of no limitation not imposed by itself.
Page 243 - Agreement between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the Status of their Forces...
Page 1 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page 85 - If the State having the primary right decides not to exercise jurisdiction, it shall notify the authorities of the other State as soon as practicable. The authorities of the State having the primary right shall give sympathetic consideration to a request from the authorities of the other State for a waiver of its right in cases where that other State considers such waiver to be of particular importance.
Page 425 - ... In such case, without any express declaration waiving jurisdiction over the army to which this right of passage has been granted, the sovereign who should attempt to exercise it would certainly be considered as violating his faith. By exercising it, the purpose for which the free passage was granted would be defeated, and a portion of the military force of a foreign independent nation would be diverted from those national objects and duties to which it was applicable, and would be withdrawn from...
Page 262 - The preceding reasoning has maintained the propositions that all exemptions from territorial jurisdiction must be derived from the consent of the sovereign of the territory; that this consent may be implied or expressed; and that when implied its extent must be regulated by the nature of the case and the views under which the parties requiring and conceding it must be supposed to act...
Page 425 - ... susceptible of no limitation not imposed by itself. Any restriction upon it, deriving validity from an external source, would imply a diminution of its sovereignty to the extent of the restriction, and an investment of that sovereignty to the same extent in that power which could impose such restriction. All exceptions, therefore, to the full and complete power of a nation within its own territories, must be traced up to the consent of the nation itself. They can flow from no other legitimate...