oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Extraterritorial human rights: a tool for poverty reduction?

Volume 38, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



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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