PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register



States’ criminal jurisdiction under International Law: fostering a common and better understanding

Evode Kayitana

Abstract


Over the past few years, the extent to which international law allows States to exercise their jurisdiction in criminal matters has been a subject of diplomatic tensions between States. The purpose of this paper is to shed some light, on the question as to what extent a State, powerful or weak, has a right under international law to extend its criminal jurisdiction to cover crimes committed in foreign States.

Keywords: Universal jurisdiction, extraterritorial jurisdiction, territorial jurisdiction, international crimes, States’ jurisdiction under international law




AJOL African Journals Online