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(p. 309) 11. Jurisdiction 

(p. 309) 11. Jurisdiction
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(p. 309) 11. Jurisdiction
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Christopher Staker

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199654673.003.0011
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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter focuses on the principles of international law that govern the right of States to apply their laws to conduct; the resolution of disputes arising from overlapping jurisdictional claims; and the problems of enforcing national laws. The discussions cover the meaning of ‘jurisdiction’; the significance of the principles of jurisdiction; doctrinal analysis of jurisdiction; the territorial principle; the national principle; the protective principle; the universal principle; treaty-based extensions of jurisdiction; controversial bases of prescriptive jurisdiction; inadequacies of the traditional approach; and the fundamental principle governing enforcement jurisdiction.

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