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Part VII State jurisdiction, 21 Jurisdictional competence

James Crawford SC, FBA

From: Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (9th Edition)

James Crawford

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 June 2024

Jurisdiction of states, domestic — Jurisdiction of states, prescriptive — Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle — Jurisdiction of states, nationality principle — Jurisdiction of states, universality principle — Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial — US Alien Tort Statute — Jurisdiction of states, enforcement

Jurisdiction refers to a state’s competence under international law to regulate the conduct of natural and juridical persons. The notion of regulation includes the activity of all branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. This chapter discusses prescriptive jurisdiction over crimes, civil prescriptive jurisdiction, the separateness of the grounds of jurisdiction, and enforcement jurisdiction.

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