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Selfless Intervention: The Exercise of Jurisdiction in the Common Interest

Cedric Ryngaert


This monograph investigates how the international law of state jurisdiction can be harnessed to serve interests common to the international community. The author inquires how the purpose of the law of jurisdiction may shift from protecting national interests to furthering international concerns. Such a shift is arguably enabled by the instability of the notion of jurisdiction, as well as the interpretative ambiguity of the related notions of sovereignty and territoriality. At the same time, there is no denying that in the real world, ‘selfless intervention’ by states tends to combine with more ... More

Keywords: jurisdiction, global values, common interests, international community, unilateralism, extraterritoriality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851783
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cedric Ryngaert, author
Professor of Public International Law, Utrecht University