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Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in a Changing Global World

14th September 2017

Time: 14:00-18:00 (Registration and lunch from 13:30)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The law of extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction intersects several legal regimes, including international and domestic criminal law, international humanitarian law and international human rights law. It is of growing importance in response to increasing international threats that traverse State territorial borders, including terrorism, organised crime, traffic of illicit drugs, arms and migrants, piracy, human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war in conflict zones.

Empirical research evidences a growing trend to use extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction to apply criminal law across borders at the international level, regionally, and domestically. As the law in this area has not been codified at international level, it has been left wholly to State practice to regulate, and often lacks clarity, uniformity and consistent application.

This conference will aim to shed new and important light on different aspects of extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction, in order to provide clarity and inform potential domestic and international codification efforts.

Chairs:

  • Joanne Neenan, London School of Economics
  • Suzanne Spears, Volterra Fietta

Speakers:

  • Dr Stephen Robert Allen, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Matthew Garrod, University of Sussex School of Law
  • Eeva Heikkila, Legal Adviser to the European Parliament, Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Rae Lindsay, Clifford Chance
  • Felix K.H. Ng, International Bar Association, Haldanes
  • Prof Cedric Ryngaert, Utrecht University School of Law
  • Dr Christopher Staker, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Dr Ralph Wilde, University College London

This event is jointly convened by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the University of Sussex School of Law.

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