Extraterritoriality in the Commonwealth: case studies from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

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    Many common law countries are part of “The Commonwealth of Nations,” which is a voluntary association of 54 diverse countries. While each country has a unique history, constitution, and legal system, similarities exist between the legal systems of Commonwealth nations. This chapter examines the approach of four Commonwealth nations to extraterritoriality. In so doing, it makes general observations as to the ways in which the common law has influenced the practice of extraterritoriality in Commonwealth nations and how that can differ from the practice of civil law nations. The countries chosen for illustration of examples of Commonwealth and common law practice are Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Extraterritoriality in International Law
    Editors Austen Parrish, School of Law, University of California, Irvine, US and Cedric R
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN (Print)978 1 80088 558 5
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

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