How is it that the laws of one nation can apply to conduct outside that nation's borders? Legal systems recognise that human activity often crosses borders. International law permits - and sometimes obliges - assertions of “extraterritorial jurisdiction” over conduct outside a nation’s borders in certain circumstances, including on the basis of citizenship. Inevitably, exercises of extraterritoriality impact and influence international relations. Much of the English language scholarship on this topic focuses on the experience of European and/or North American countries. The East Asian approach to extraterritorial jurisdiction, however, is also of global significance (not least due to the geopolitical and economic importance of the region). For this reason, this presentation considers, by way of case studies, the approach of China, Japan and South Korea to cross-border law.
This seminar was given in response to a specific a invitation from the Griffith Asia Institute. It was in person, live-streamed, and recorded as a podcast.