2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VII - Security and Drug Enforcement
Chapter 705 - Maritime Drug Law Enforcement
Sec. 70505 - Failure to comply with international law as a defense

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 70505 (2016)
Section Name §70505. Failure to comply with international law as a defense
Section Text

A person charged with violating section 70503 of this title, or against whom a civil enforcement proceeding is brought under section 70508, does not have standing to raise a claim of failure to comply with international law as a basis for a defense. A claim of failure to comply with international law in the enforcement of this chapter may be made only by a foreign nation. A failure to comply with international law does not divest a court of jurisdiction and is not a defense to a proceeding under this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §10(2), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1688; Pub. L. 110–407, title II, §202(b)(3), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4300.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
70505 46 App.:1903(d). Pub. L. 96–350, §3(d), Sept. 15, 1980, 94 Stat. 1160; Pub. L. 99–570, title III, §3202, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207–96; Pub. L. 99–640, §17, Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3553; Pub. L. 104–324, §1138(a)(4), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3989.
AMENDMENTS

2008—Pub. L. 110–407 substituted "this title, or against whom a civil enforcement proceeding is brought under section 70508," for "this title".

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle VII - Security and Drug Enforcement
CHAPTER 705 - MARITIME DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT
Sec. 70505 - Failure to comply with international law as a defense
Contains section 70505
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 94 Stat. 1160
100 Stat. 3207-96, 3553
110 Stat. 3989
120 Stat. 1688
122 Stat. 4300
Public Law References Public Law 96-350, Public Law 99-570, Public Law 99-640, Public Law 104-324, Public Law 109-304, Public Law 110-407
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