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1. The operation of the law of a state or country outside of its physical boundaries.
2. Exemption from local legal jurisdiction, such as that granted to foreign diplomats.


(ˌɛkstrəˌtɛrɪˌtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the privilege granted to some aliens, esp diplomats, of being exempt from the jurisdiction of the state in which they reside
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right or privilege of a state to exercise authority in certain circumstances beyond the limits of its territory


(ˈɛk strəˌtɛr ɪˌtɔr iˈæl ɪ ti, -ˌtoʊr-)

immunity from the jurisdiction of a nation, as granted to foreign diplomats.
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Courts have repeatedly held that the presumption against extraterritoriality is not overcome absent a "clear and affirmative" expression of congressional intent for its application.
This account grossly understates the extraterritoriality problem and wholly ignores institutional features that render state attorneys general more rather than less problematic.
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Justice Ginsberg referred to Sosa when extraterritoriality was raised at the first Kiobel oral argument, stating her view that Sosa had decided that extraterritorial ATS claims were viable.
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The court bolstered its conclusion on extraterritoriality by determining that the statute potentially would conflict with legitimate regulatory regimes that other states might enact.
8) Part V suggests that leading extraterritoriality precedents make more sense when viewed as a struggle between rules and standards, on the one hand, and proextraterritoriality and antiextraterritoriality interpretive methods, on the other hand.
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The state responded to the implications of principle of extraterritoriality embedded in the 1855 trade treaty with Britain and the threat of 19th century imperialism with the intentional underdevelopment of property rights institutions in order to discourage an international market in land.