Extraterritoriality

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Extraterritoriality

The state of being exempt from a country or region's law. This may occur in an embassy, for example, which legally is not part of the territory in which it resides. Historically, extraterritoriality referred to the colonial right to be tried only by one's own justice system, even if one was in a foreign country.
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We arbitrarily defined an extra-territorial foray as any occasion when a gray fox traveled [greater than or equal to] 0.5 km outside of its 95% KUD home range boundaries for [greater than or equal to] 8 h.
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This is not the first time that Washington has penalised a Dutch company for doing business with Cuba, which highlights the extra-territorial nature of the US embargo against the island.
Some subjects investigated include private military companies, war crimes, peace settlements, human rights protection, disarmament and non-proliferation, the use of force for humanitarian purposes, reparation and compensation, and the central role of the US Security Council in the legal regime governing the use of force during extra-territorial military operations.
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