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[Extract] How is it that the criminal law of one nation can apply to conduct by individuals or corporate bodies in other nations, or in areas beyond national jurisdiction? This is so because principles of extraterritorial jurisdiction recognise
that human activity, including criminal activity, is not confined to territorial
borders. This is recognised in municipal and international law, as well as
codification and custom. On one hand, the assertion of jurisdiction by States
outside their territory can be a useful response to crime, but can be a source of
controversy on the other. This is because the principles of jurisdiction under
international law do not adequately resolve competing claims to jurisdiction
and are primarily concerned with the relationship between States, rather than
between the State and the individual.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtraterritoriality in East Asia: Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction in China, Japan, and South Korea
EditorsDanielle Ireland-Piper
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781788976664
ISBN (Print)9781788976657
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


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