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Jurisdiction and the Ambit of the Criminal Law$
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Michael Hirst

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199245390

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245390.001.0001

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The Extraterritorial Application of English Criminal Law

The Extraterritorial Application of English Criminal Law

(p.201) 5 The Extraterritorial Application of English Criminal Law
Jurisdiction and the Ambit of the Criminal Law

Michael Hirst

Oxford University Press

This chapter principally addresses offences committed in other countries, but also discusses the rules of British nationality in so far as these determine who may or may not be subject to extraterritorial liability. Topics discussed include forms of extraterritorial jurisdiction, jurisdiction and extradition, nationality and status, jurisdiction over particular classes, offences involving defence or national security; murder, manslaughter, and bigamy; crimes under international law, terrorist offences and offences frequently connected with terrorism, sexual offences involving children, perjury and related offences, environmental protection, and inchoate offences.

Keywords:   international law, extradition, offences, extraterritorial jurisdiction, nationality

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