extraterritoriality love



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.

    Unraveling Iraq

  • 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.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • 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.

    Printing: Reviewing David Swanson's Daybreak

  • 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.

    Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The District of Potomac

  • But critics will highlight two problems with Ms. Reding's plan: extraterritoriality, and—most significantly—the new "right to be forgotten."

    Assessing the New EU Data Bill's Unforeseen Consequences

  • WSJ: Part of the proposal is this question of extraterritoriality.

    Letting Citizens Be 'Forgotten'

  • Rethinking: territoriality can be disabling or enabling of jurisdiction — see the extraterritoriality cases under the Lanham Act. Choice of law needs more explicit development.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The complex of buildings, which has the right of extraterritoriality, serves as the order's embassy in Rome.

    Rome by AppointmentHOW TO GET IN

  • "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.

    U.S. 'secret war' expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role


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  • "Americans and their allies and private contractors would, quite literally, have free run of the country, the equivalent of nineteenth century colonial extraterritoriality (something "legally" institutionalized in June 2004, thanks to Order 17, issued by the Coalition Provisional Authority, just before it officially turned over "sovereignty" to the Iraqis); and, sooner or later, a Status of Forces Agreement or SOFA would be "negotiated" that would define the rights of American troops garrisoned in that country." - 'Iraq as a Pentagon Construction Site: How the Bush Administration 'Endures'', Tom Engelhardt, www.zmag.org, 3 Dec 2007.

    December 12, 2007