212. Territorial principle.

A state has jurisdiction on the territorial principle to criminalise conduct which occurs within its territory1. The power to regulate conduct occurring in its territory, both in terms of the substantive rules which apply and to identify the persons bound by those rules is a fundamental characteristic of the state2. A state may exercise jurisdiction on the basis of the territorial principle by making criminal conduct only part of which occurs within its territory and it may regard continuing conduct, which may occur in more than one state, as occurring in its territory for the purpose of exercising jurisdiction