oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Extraterritorial human rights: a tool for poverty reduction?
|Article Title||Extraterritorial human rights: a tool for poverty reduction?|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Dept of Law, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen|
|Publication Date||Nov 2006|
|Pages||396 - 414|
|Keyword(s)||Extraterritorial human rights, Human rights law, Poverty reduction and State jurisdiction|
Law can act to deter and redress conditions giving rise to features of poverty. The territorial nature of law however, limits the efficacy of law to states where governments are inclined and able to act. One method of addressing this problem is through the extraterritorial application of law. This article analyses the phenomenon of the application of law across borders and measures its ability to affect poverty reduction.
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