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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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Last I checked, EU was against extraterritoriality. U.K.'s unlawful seizure of a tanker with Iranian oil on behalf of #B_Team is piracy, pure and simple," Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Monday, using "B team" as a derisory term for the Trump administration.
He reminded the EU of its claims of opposition to "extraterritoriality", and added, "UK's unlawful seizure of a tanker with Iranian oil on behalf of B-Team is piracy, pure and simple."
Starting from Japan, China and then Western countries, foreigners resided within a special settlement with extraterritoriality.
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Widening rifts between the US and its traditional European allies have broken new ground for divergence in the sanctions' framework regarding Iran, and the impending Brexit process of extricating the UK from the EU calls into question how the UK will legislate to protect against financial crime, and how this will be applied extraterritoriality to companies in the Middle East.
2090 (2016), the Supreme Court drew on its precedent to describe a "two-step framework for analyzing extraterritoriality issues." The first step of the RJR Nabisco framework requires us to assess the specific statutory provisions at issue to determine whether those provisions demonstrate "clearly expressed congressional intent" that they will apply extraterritorially.
Later he provides this: "rules-based, free trade, market economy...undergirded by American power." Yes, there are rules, consistently abrogated by the U.S., especially in areas of international and humanitarian and war law, but also domestic laws that assume extraterritoriality and extrajudicial means to control the rest of the world (probably an even split between military and economic 'rules').
extraterritoriality analysis from that used by Power
The park operates on the principle of extraterritoriality. The companies registered in it can enjoy all the advantages provided, regardless of the location of their Belarusian office.
It is the first to introduce corporate liability, responsibility for third parties and extraterritoriality for corruption offences, meaning companies and persons can be held criminally and civilly responsible for corruption offences committed abroad.