Part I: Introduction. Introduction : defining state jurisdiction and jurisdiction in international law / Stephen Allen, Daniel Costelloe, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Paul Gragl, and Edward Guntrip -- Part II: History. The beginnings of state jurisdiction in international law until 1648 / Kaius Tuori -- The Lotus case in context : sovereignty, Westphalia, Vattel, positivism / Stéphane Beaulac -- The European concept of legal jurisdiction in the colonies / Nurfadzilah Yahaya -- Immanuel Kant and jurisdiction in international law / Stephan Wittich -- Part III: Theory. Navigating diffuse jurisdictions : an intra-state perspective / Helen Quane -- Jurisdictional pluralism / Paul Schiff Berman -- Deepening the conversation between socio-legal theory and legal scholarship about jurisdiction / Mariana Valverde -- Critical approaches to jurisdiction and international law / Shaun McVeigh -- Part IV: General International Law. Cosmopolitan jurisdiction and the national interest / Cedric Ryngaert -- Jurisdictional immunities of the state in international law / Paul Gragl -- The establishment, change, and expansion of jurisdiction through treaties / Dino Kritsiotis -- Territoriality and globalization / Uta Kohl -- Private interests and private law regulation in public international law jurisdiction / Alex Mills -- Jurisdiction and state responsibility / Kimberley N. Trapp -- Enforcing criminal jurisdiction in the clouds and international law's enduring commitment to territoriality / Stephen Allen -- Part V: Contextualizing Jurisdiction : Substantive and Institutional Issues. The 'J' word : driver or spoiler of change in human rights law? / Wouter Vandenhole -- International investment law, hybrid authority and jurisdiction / Edward Guntrip -- Concepts of state jurisdiction in the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of International Justice / Daniel Costelloe -- The evolving nature of the jurisdiction of the Security Council : a look at twenty-first-century practice / Blanca Montejo and Georg Kerschischnig -- International criminal jurisdiction / Kirsten Schmalenbach -- Jurisdiction and international territorial administration / James Summers
The Oxford Handbook of Jurisdiction in International Law provides an authoritative and comprehensive analysis of the concept of jurisdiction in international law. Jurisdiction plays a fundamental role in international law, limiting the exercise of legal authority over international legal subjects. But despite its importance, the concept has remained, until now, underdeveloped. Discussions of jurisdiction in international law regularly refer to classic heads of jurisdiction based on territoriality or nationality, or use the SS Lotus decision of the Permanent Court of International Justice as a starting point. However, traditional understandings of jurisdiction are facing new challenges. Globalization has increased the need for jurisdiction to be applied extraterritorially, non-State forms of law provide new theoretical challenges and intersections between different forms of jurisdiction have become more intricate. This Handbook provides a necessary re-examination of the concept of jurisdiction in international law through a thematic analysis of its history, its contemporary application, and how it needs to adapt to encompass future developments in international law. It examines some of the most contentious elements of jurisdiction by considering how the concept is being applied in specific substantive and institutional settings.