- Title Pages
- General Editors’ Preface
- Table of Official International Documents
- Table of Municipal Legislation
- Table of Cases
16The United Kingdom
17The United States of America
- (p.11) 1 Working Frame
- Universal Jurisdiction
- Oxford University Press
This chapter outlines an international legal framework for the problem of extraterritorial jurisdiction in general. It begins with the Lotus case of 1927, which remains the only international decision about a State’s right to exercise criminal jurisdiction. It then examines the consequences of ultra vires jurisdiction, as well as possible remedies. The chapter shows the connection between extraterritorial jurisdiction, extradition, and human rights, and then discusses the burden of proof in litigation regarding extraterritorial jurisdiction. It concludes with some reflections on the impacts of globalization on jurisdiction.
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