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Korosensei August 9th, 2015 4:28am

Can you commit a crime on the moon and if you can who prosecutes you for said crime?

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Penn555 Maine
08/09/15 8:56 am

I figure it's like international waters.

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14573 Scary Numbers
08/09/15 7:08 am

International law is universal as far as I'm concerned. Human rights violations should get you arrested but whoever takes you in should give you back to your home country so they can clean up their own mess.

Korosensei Maine
08/09/15 8:48 am

But the moon isn't a nation can you apply international law to an interstellar crime?

14573 Scary Numbers
08/09/15 9:15 am

Until another multinational group posted acceptable rules on space the UN will have to do.

palindrome California
08/09/15 12:24 am

No jurisdiction. No crime.

I believe there was already a suit or other legal action filed against an astronaut once and the judge threw it out immediately citing "lack of jurisdiction".

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/09/15 12:02 am

Whichever country paid for you to go up there, so USA or Russia most likely

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
08/08/15 11:38 pm

Whoa. Good question.

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
08/08/15 10:53 pm

American law: we were there first.

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Korosensei Maine
08/09/15 1:45 am

So I a Russian astronaut shoots another Russian astronaut on the moon and then comes back home to Russia they have to be expedited to America for trial?