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Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction


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Air Force Instruction 51-703




This instruction implements AFPD 51-7, International Law, and Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5525.1, Status of Forces Policies and Information, August 7, 1979, with Change 1. It outlines the pretrial custody, international hold, and reassignment or transfer procedures for Air Force personnel, including military members, civilian employees, and dependents, being held on criminal charges under foreign law.


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