1st edition (New edition)

Law Beyond Borders

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in an Age of Globalization


This book is about the reach of law beyond state borders from a Canadian perspective. It investigates the scope of the legal and practical power of Canada to assert, and to respond to foreign assertions of, extraterritorial jurisdiction. Ultimately, the authors articulate a theoretical and analytical framework to aid decision making by law and policy makers when Canada is faced with the issue of whether to act extraterritorially. The book revisits Canadian jurisdictional principles and practices in a way that will resonate with lawyers and legal policy makers of all kinds.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction: The Contours of Jurisdiction

Chapter 2: State Jurisdiction: Drivers of Change in Canadian Practice

Chapter 3: The Jurisdictional Status Quo in Canada and Internationally

Chapter 4: Extended Territoriality versus Extraterritoriality: A Key Jurisdictional Distinction

Chapter 5: Jurisdiction over the Internet?

Chapter 6: Weighing the Scales about Acting Extraterritorially

Chapter 7: Case Studies of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

Chapter 8: A Prospective Framework for Extraterritorial Action


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