Extra Territoriality Law and Legal Definition

The exemption from the applicability or jurisdiction of the local law or tribunals is called extra territoriality. Extraterritoriality applies usually as a result of diplomatic negotiations. It extends to physical places, such as military bases in foreign countries or the United Nations’ offices. Consulates and embassies of a nation do not have the extraterritorial status. The persons and belongings of foreign heads of state, ambassadors and certain diplomatic agents, and public ships in foreign waters are some of the common cases covered by extraterritoriality status. . Extraterritoriality also includes the extension of a nation’s laws to its citizens abroad.