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3. Territory & Jurisdiction | Iran
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3.1 State Jurisdiction

State jurisdiction is the power of a State under international law to govern persons and property by its municipal law. It includes both power to prescribe rules, i.e., the prescriptive jurisdiction and the power to enforce them, i.e., the enforcement jurisdiction. As concerns criminal jurisdiction, State practice is based on one or more of the following five principles though not all of them enjoy the same level of acceptance, and there are…

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Seifi, Jamal, “3. Territory & Jurisdiction | Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_3062>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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