Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


In public international law, the territoriality principle generally means that types of state action directly benefiting the acting state are effective only within the territory of that state. The Article focuses on the concept of this principle and its applicability in the world order with emphasis on the international law of expropriation. The case law in several major countries is summarized to support the argument that territoriality is the test of recognition of certain state acts, particularly expropriation.