The Three Types Of Jurisdiction In International Law

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Introduction According to Bledsoe and Bozcek in their book, the International Law Dictionary, state jurisdiction is the capacity of a State under International Law to prescribe and enforce the rules of law. It is derived from the State sovereignty and constitutes its vital and central feature. In other words Jurisdiction is the authority state has over individuals, property and actions which happen within its sovereign territorial area (whether it is its land, its national airspace, its internal and territorial water, or even its national vessels) therefore giving state the right to stipulate laws, impose them and to adjudge the proceeding of it. Jurisdiction (or state Jurisdiction) is a quite versatile term in International Law, as there are actually three types of jurisdiction held by state. Therefore, to comprehensively understand the term, it is better to explain what these types of jurisdictions are.
Three Types of Jurisdiction Jurisdiction in the practical term is the state the right to stipulate laws, impose them and to adjudge the proceeding of it. The three aforementioned actions are the prosaic explanation of the three types of jurisdiction. The more fancy explanation of the three types is actually quite well-known as the term: Trias Politica (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.)
1. Legislative Jurisdiction
According to Malcolm N. Shaw, legislative jurisdiction is the capacity of a State to prescribe rules of law (the power to legislate). As commonly

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