cosmopolitan justice

noun

Definition of cosmopolitan justice

: a theory of criminal jurisdiction whereby any state having before it a criminal who has committed a grave offense anywhere in the world may punish the criminal without regard to the criminal's citizenship, the location of the crime, or what state was injured

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“Cosmopolitan justice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosmopolitan%20justice. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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