A contemporary theory of international jurisdiction must be based on a theory of legitimacy and a theory of restraint. It must establish criteria - embodying both predictable mechanisms of allocation and current state practice - to determine whether a particular national assertion of jurisdiction is acceptable.
"Exorbitant Jurisdiction" and the Brussels Convention: Toward a Theory of Restraint,
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