2.01 In this chapter, we start our consideration of the scope of the instruments. This is an important question because if a case is outside their scope, they will not apply. The concept of ‘scope’ is a complicated one with many different aspects. We first consider the international and territorial aspects: the rule that the instruments apply only in situations with an international element and the fact that they apply only to particular territories. 2.02 None of the instruments applies unless the case contains an international element.1 Although not expressly...
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