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During the last half century, extraterritorial courts and the number of acceding states have markedly increased. It is important to better understand the relationships between the extraterritorial court and the state. This paper posits that the governments of those states will seek a change or disengage from the extraterritorial court if they perceive a disconnection between themselves and the extraterritorial court. The perception of such a disconnection is influenced by changes in the political environment that make the state more sensitive to decisions that are unfavorable to it. To test this theory, this paper examines the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC).


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  • Alternative title
    • The Ties that Bind

  • Journal title
    • International Social Science Review

  • Volume
    • 94

  • Issue
    • 2

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Harold Young is an assistant professor of Public Law & Pre-Law in the Department of Political Science & Public Management at Austin Peay State University.