Re: If the alleged offences were alleged to have been committed outside the US
Even Britain has extra-territorial laws ... witness the child diddler Gary Glad who was deported from Cambodia AND VietNam and then faced legal action in the UK.
I'm all for knocking these perverts down (ever seen a picture of some old white letch holding the hand of a girl who height barely makes it to his belt level - lives in in the memory) but this fad is spreading.
The US is by far the worst offender.
We need more countries like France, and, now, New Zealand who protect their citizens and their rights. There are too many a*sewipes of countries like Australia, Britain, Canada, et.c, who bend their laws and help the US get the people. Once in the US they are in the Let's Make a Deal system - 100 years if you plead not guilty, 5 for guilty.
The Canadian Supreme Court has slapped down that government on breaches - the US simply declines to hear them.
Of course, Britain doesn't have a tangible Constitution - better for the pols.
We should all be grateful for the stand taken by the Prime Minister of New Zealand in acknowledging the wrongs, and for the courts of that country for denying the enforcement authorities use of illegally obtained warrants. Wouldn't happen in the Us of A with it's nothing of a Constitution which all officials there pledge, hand over heart, to uphold and protect. What a joke.