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Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties: Law, Principles, and Policy

Marko Milanovic


Questions as to when a state owes obligations under a human rights treaty towards an individual located outside its territory are being brought more and more frequently before both international and domestic courts. Victims of aerial bombardment, inhabitants of territories under military occupation, deposed dictators, suspected terrorists detained in Guantanamo by the United States, and the family of a former KGB spy who was assassinated in London through the use of a radioactive toxin, allegedly at the orders or with the collusion of the Russian government — all of these people have claimed p ... More

Keywords: extraterritoriality, extraterritorial application, human rights, territory, sovereignty, jurisdiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199696208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marko Milanovic, author
Lecturer, University of Nottingham School of Law
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