Exploring the boundaries of international law
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Exploring the boundaries of international law

4 Jurisdiction

An inherent element of sovereignty is the power to govern and to legislate through the creation and application of domestic laws which prescribe, proscribe, adjudicate and enforce over individuals, subject to the jurisdiction of that state. In this section you will explore the application and limits of state jurisdiction. For instance, while it may seem obvious that jurisdiction extends to events which occur within a state, it is less obvious whether a state can extend its jurisdiction to its citizens/nationals when abroad or to actions which although occurring abroad have an adverse impact on the security of the state in question.


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