cosmopolitan justice

noun

Definition of cosmopolitan justice

  1. :  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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