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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Economic and Social Rights, Extraterritorial Application

Elif Askin

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

Economic, social, and cultural rights — Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Economic and social human rights are affected not only by the territorial State but also by other foreign or third States. Cross-border infringements of these rights of individuals situated in countries other than the potentially obligated State do not usually depend on the extraterritorial conduct of foreign State organs, which are physically present on foreign soil. Instead, in a globalized economy, sovereign States’ intraterritorial trade (Trade and Human Rights) and their financial, investment, or other laws, policies, and practices increasingly produce...
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