Principle of Ubiquity

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In German criminal code, Principle of Ubiquity, (Ubiquitätsprinzip, Section 9 §1 Alt. 3 and 4 of the Strafgesetzbuch) states that the crime is considered to have occurred in the place of the action of the perpetrator or in the place where the harm occurred. [1]

Its parallel in the United States law is the combination of the objective territoriality principle (the effects doctrine) and subjective territoriality principle.[1]

For example, if a person sends a poison cookie from Germany to a United States resident and the latter one suffers, then both Germany and the United States have a jurisdiction over the case.[1]

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