Convergence and divergence in the regulation of extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction in China, Japan, and South Korea

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    Claims to extraterritorial authority are common the world over. However, approaches by municipal constitutional and criminal courts to the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction converge and diverge, making it difficult to discern jurisdictional hierarchies at international law or to identify commonly accepted practices. Legislatures and courts inadvertently (or otherwise) weave complex webs of intersecting claims over crimes. The experiences of China, Japan, and South Korea are no exception. Nonetheless, discerning themes in those convergences and divergences is illuminating in seeking to understand the development of law on jurisdiction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExtraterritoriality in East Asia: Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction in China, Japan, and South Korea
    Editors Danielle Ireland-Piper
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN (Print)9781788976664
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

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