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Universal jurisdiction - Wikipedia


Universal jurisdiction allows states or international organizations to claim criminal jurisdiction ... The notion that heads of state and senior public officials should be treated like pirates or ou...

What is universal jurisdiction? - AMICC

www.amicc.org/docs/Universal Jurisdiction Q&A.pdf

Jun 28, 2007 ... How do states exercise universal jurisdiction? Countries typically enact legislation granting domestic courts the power to assert universal ...

universal jurisdiction - Coalition for the International Criminal Court


the majority of AU member states have universal jurisdiction legislation ... Thirteen African states have abolished in national law, or have agreed to do so, .... duty of states to enact and implement legislation, documenting state practice at the ...

universal jurisdiction - Amnesty International


the majority of AU member states have universal jurisdiction legislation regarding ... Universal Jurisdiction: UN General Assembly should support this essential .... duty of states to enact and implement legislation, documenting state practice at ...

universal jurisdiction: it's back! - JStor


It should be recalled that the Convention against Torture and the Geneva Conventions ... 1 Amnesty Int'l, Universal Jurisdiction: The Duty of States to enact and ...

Universal Jurisdiction and US Law - Duke Law Scholarship Repository


United States courts invoked universal jurisdiction in the nineteenth century to .... 13 I do not explore in this Article the potential limitations on state efforts to exercise universal ... the federal war-crimes statute, enacted in 1996, assert universal.

The principles of universal jurisdiction and complementarity: how do ...


universality and should rely on its general acceptance to further its efficiency and .... The recognition of universal jurisdiction by the state as a principle is not ..... Contracting Parties undertake to enact any legislation necessary to provide ...

Universal Jurisdiction not so Universal - Scholarship@Cornell Law ...


Jun 4, 2011 ... Indeed, many legal systems do not define the term “crimes” that can be prosecuted .... Under territorial jurisdiction10, States may enact criminal laws which ... 11 Human Right Watch, Universal Jurisdiction in Europe The State ...

Universal Jurisdiction in Europe The State of the Art


Jun 1, 2006 ... Challenges and Responses—Making Universal Jurisdiction a Reality. ..... and should exercise universal jurisdiction over international crimes such as ... of domestic laws, Universal Jurisdiction - The Duty of States to Enact and.

The Politics of Universal Jurisdiction, Legal Accountability and the ...


This paper will be concerned with the exercise of universal jurisdiction, or, more to the point, the .... crimes should have priority in exercising jurisdiction. ... note that more than three-fifths of all states have enacted universal jurisdiction laws to.

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Universal jurisdiction in international law | Law Teacher


Under international law, States can enact national laws which allow their national ... that states should exercise universal jurisdiction over these crimes as well.

Counting Universal Jurisdiction States: What's Wrong with Amnesty ...


Dec 13, 2013 ... So, even if the Rome Statute required states to enact legislation ... have jurisdiction over crimes in treaties it has ratified (some provisions do not ...

Universal Jurisdiction - Global Policy Forum


The doctrine of universal jurisdiction allows national courts to try cases of the gravest ... The concept is not new, though states have shown an increasing willingness to enlarge the .... In 2002 Germany enacted the Code of Crimes Against International Law (CCAIL), .... Spain Investigates What America Should ( April 6, 2009).