EJIL:The Podcast! Episode 17 – “What’s wrong with the international law on jurisdiction?”

Author: Sarah Nouwen
Published: 06.10.2022
What conduct occurring where are states allowed to regulate? The international law on jurisdiction provides part of the answer. But international lawyers use different images when conceptualising the geographical reach of states’ jurisdiction to prescribe their laws. In this podcast, the two contenders in a debate in issue 33(2) of the European Journal of International Law engage with each other’s images and their ensuing conclusions as to the international law of jurisdiction. Nico Krisch posits that the traditional image is inappropriate, that in practice jurisdiction – at least when it relates to global markets – has come “unbound” and that this unbound jurisdiction has…