This Note argues that the Fifth Amendment privilege prohibits the U.S. government from compelling individuals to offer testimony that would incriminate them in criminal proceedings outside the United States. Part I explores the development of the Fifth Amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. Part II discusses the conflicting positions that have emerged in lower courts concerning the Fifth Amendment's extraterritorial application. Part III argues that the Fifth Amendment protection regarding self-incrimination should apply to the risk of non-U.S. prosecution. This Note concludes that the principles reflected in the enactment of the Fifth Amendment and its treatment in both U.S. and English courts warrant the extraterritorial application of the self-incrimination privilege.
Seeking Refuge in the Fifth Amendment: The Applicability of the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination to Individuals who Risk Incrimination Outside the United States,
15 Fordham Int'l L.J. 722
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