Carol Harlow, Giacinto della Cananea and Päivi Leino
Bruno De Witte, Andrea Ott and Ellen Vos
Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti and Marco Botta
Nation States are increasingly asserting jurisdiction over criminal offences that occur extraterritorially. To some extent, this is a response to transnational criminal activity, such as money laundering, terrorism and human trafficking. The assertion of jurisdiction by States outside their territory, however, has been a source of continuing controversy and legal uncertainty. This is because the principles of jurisdiction under international law do not adequately resolve competing claims to jurisdiction and are primarily concerned with the relationship between States and not as between the State and the individual. Further, the regulation of extraterritorial jurisdiction has not kept pace with extraterritorial activity. Keywords Extraterritorial; Jurisdiction; History; Sovereignty; Transnational; Crime.
This introductory chapter provides a brief background on ageing society in an EU policy development perspective and introduces the studies on law and ageing within the Norma Research Programme. It then thematizes the interrelations between the different contributions to this book and relates them more generally to a variety of relevant concepts and perspectives, among them ageing and ageism. Legal developments are also elaborated upon in the terms of normative patterns, and particularly in terms of the progress of the market functional pattern identified in a number of the reported studies. Ageing, ageism, the Norma Research Programme, normative patterns, market functional