Extraterritorial Jurisdiction: From Theory to International Practices and the Case of Vietnam Law

  •  Thi Thu Phuong Tran    


Extraterritorial jurisdiction is a concept that has been studied and applied for a long time in the legal practice of a number of states. With the evolution of international law, the jurisdiction of each state is established not only on the basis of territorial factor, but also of other factors that represent certain relationship with the state, such as the nationality, the effect of the act on the nation and national sovereignty. These jurisdictions are extraterritorials. However, the grounds for establishing this extraterritorial jurisdiction arouse a lot of debate. The paper analyzes the relationships that make up extraterritorial jurisdiction in accordance with international law and relates to the practice of Vietnam law to clarify the changes of the legal system of Vietnam at present in establishing its jurisdiction over persons and things.

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