from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Exemption from local legal jurisdiction, such as that granted to foreign diplomats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. immunity from the local laws of a certain area, especially due to diplomatic negotiation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being beyond the limits of a particular territory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as exterritoriality.
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It is still a document worth reading as it essentially granted to all occupying forces and allied private companies what, in the era of colonialism, used to be called "extraterritoriality" -- the freedom not to be in any way subject to Iraqi law or jurisdiction, ever.
MR. MCCURRY: Well, I think all of you are well aware that many of our closest allies do not appreciate what are called the extraterritoriality features of this provision.
Chalmers Johnson calls all of them "foreign military enclaves .... completely beyond the jurisdiction of the occupied nation," a modern day version of 19th century China's "extraterritoriality" granting foreigners charged with crimes the "right" to be tried by his or her own government under his or her own laws.
The US virtually always negotiates a 'status of forces agreement' (SOFA) with the ostensibly independent 'host' nation "- a modern day version of 19th century China's" extraterritoriality "granting foreigners charged with crimes the" right "to be tried by his (or her) own government under his (or her) own national law.
Its longevity – through Imperial China, the early Republic, the Civil War period, and the Japanese invasion up until Pearl Harbor — coupled with its extreme form of extraterritoriality make it unique.
But critics will highlight two problems with Ms. Reding's plan: extraterritoriality, and—most significantly—the new "right to be forgotten."
WSJ: Part of the proposal is this question of extraterritoriality.
Rethinking: territoriality can be disabling or enabling of jurisdiction — see the extraterritoriality cases under the Lanham Act. Choice of law needs more explicit development.
The complex of buildings, which has the right of extraterritoriality, serves as the order's embassy in Rome.
"While they seem to be expanding their operations both in terms of extraterritoriality and aggressiveness, they are contracting the legal authority upon which those expanding actions are based," said John B. Bellinger III, a senior legal adviser in both of Bush's administrations.