Questions have arisen as to how the principle of territoriality is applied with the advent of globalization and the Internet. The applicability of this principle was called into question in the case against Augusto Pinochet and other transnational justice cases.  “Territorial Law”. Merriam-Webster.com dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/territorial%20law. Retrieved 14 January 2022. The Lotus case was an important court decision on the principle of territoriality. In 1926, a French ship collided with a Turkish ship, killing several Turkish nationals. The Permanent International Court of Justice ruled by a narrow majority that Turkey had the power to bring the French naval lieutenant to justice for criminal negligence, even though the incident occurred outside Turkey`s borders.  In the present case, the principle of territoriality has been extended to cases that take place outside the borders of a State but have a significant impact on the interests of the State or involve its citizens.
 The territorial principle (also known as the principle of territoriality) is a principle of international law that allows a sovereign state to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over natural and legal persons in its territory. It includes both the right to prosecute individuals for crimes committed within its borders and the right to arrest and detain people on its territory.  Its logical consequence prevents States from exercising jurisdiction over the territory of other States without their express consent, unless such exercise can be based on other principles of jurisdiction, such as the principle of nationality, the principle of passive personality, the principle of protection and possibly the principle of universal jurisdiction.  Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America`s largest dictionary with: You must – there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you`re looking for one that`s only included in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary. Subscribe to America`s largest dictionary and get thousands of additional definitions and advanced search – ad-free!. . .