215. Nationality or active personality principle.

215.     Nationality or active personality principle.

A state has jurisdiction to make criminal conduct by its nationals when that conduct occurs outside its territory1. This principle extends also to crimes committed by certain classes of aliens, who are for this purpose assimilated to nationals2. Jurisdiction should only be exercised by the state of the offender's nationality if it does not cause an interference with the legitimate affairs of other states or cause the national to act in a manner contrary to the law of the state in which he finds himself3. There is