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3 The Territoriality Principle

From: Jurisdiction in International Law (2nd Edition)

Cedric Ryngaert

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

Jurisdiction — Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle — Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial

This chapter discusses the territoriality principle, the most basic principle of jurisdiction in international law. Topics covered include the historical development of the territoriality principle in continental Europe; the territoriality principle in England; the territoriality principle in the United States; territorial jurisdiction over cross-border offences; territorial jurisdiction and the Internet; territorial jurisdiction over antitrust violations; territorial jurisdiction and securities regulation; territoriality and orders for discovery abroad; and territorial extension of domestic law.

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