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Part VII State Jurisdiction, 21 Jurisdictional Competence

From: Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (8th Edition)

James R Crawford

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

Subject(s):
Jurisdiction of states, prescriptive — Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle — Jurisdiction of states, nationality principle — Jurisdiction of states, passive personality principle — Jurisdiction of states, protective principle — Jurisdiction of states, universality principle

Jurisdiction is an aspect of sovereignty: it 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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