Built around the author's 2019 lectures in the Winter course of The Hague Academy of International Law, this manuscript is dedicated to exploring the law, theory and practice underlying the move by international human rights law (IHRL) monitoring bodies toward extending the extraterritorial application of IHRL. Chapter 1 deals with the theoretical and policy dimensions of the extraterritoriality debate. Chapter 2 addresses the development of legal doctrine on extraterritoriality in the jurisprudence of the ECtHR. Chapter 3 looks at the developing jurisprudence of the HRC on the extraterritorial reach of the ICCPR, and, more briefly, at the practice of other global and regional IHRL monitoring bodies. Chapter 4 explores the application of human rights law to occupied territories. Chapter 5 examines other specific legal contexts in which extraterritorial application is considered, which challenge the state-centric configuration of IHRL. Chapter 6, finally, discusses the implications of changes in the law governing the extraterritorial application of IHRL, and the problems of coordination, effectiveness and legitimacy that might ensue.
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