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Universal jurisdiction in Europe

Fiona McKay

Universal jurisdiction in Europe

criminal prosecutions in Europe since 1990 for war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture and genocide

by Fiona McKay

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Published by Redress in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[researched and written by Fiona McKay].
ContributionsRedress (Firm)
The Physical Object
Pagination47p. ;
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16411397M

  He was arrested, extradited and indicted under the principle of UJ by Spain and eventually stood trial in Argentina, see for example: W. Kaleck, ‘From Pinochet to Rumsfeld: Universal Jurisdiction in Europe ’, 30 Michigan Journal of International Law () –, at Cited by: 1. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. International White Collar Crime Brownlee, L. R., Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the United States: American Attitudes and Practices in the Prosecution of Universal Jurisdiction in Europe – [Part of Symposium: Territory.

Jurisdiction and international crimes –constraints and best practices); Florian JEßBERGER, Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Universität Hamburg, Germany Towards a (Briefing: ‘complementary preparedness’ approach to universal jurisdiction –recent trends and best practices in the EuropeanFile Size: KB.   Universal jurisdiction has become an important principle of international law since World War II. It has been recognized in the Geneva Conventions (), which define the rules of war. Over time, this principle has become consolidated and has been enshrined in other major international conventions such as the Convention against Torture (). The principle of universal jurisdiction .

The effect of complementarity with regard to universal jurisdiction is, however, different. ICC intervention can be rather seen as generating an opportunity and offering implicit support for universal jurisdiction cases to arise. This might hold true for the ICC and Argentinian actions in relation to crimes against the Rohingya. This second edition of this “Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review: Make way for Justice #2” compiled relevant developments in twelve countries with significant developments in the area of universal jurisdiction in Despite numerous obstacles, universal jurisdiction continues to make significant progress around the world.


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Universal jurisdiction in Europe by Fiona McKay Download PDF EPUB FB2

Universal jurisdiction through its external relations, as well as practical experience in applying universal jurisdiction in the fight against impunity in Europe. The experts agreed that universal jurisdiction can play a role as part of a wider accountability strategy, complementary to international courts and prosecutions on other.

Universal Jurisdiction in Modern International Law: Expansion of National Jurisdiction for Prosecuting Serious Crimes under International Law (School of Human Rights Research) [Inazumi, Mitsue] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Universal Jurisdiction in Modern International Law: Expansion of National Jurisdiction for Prosecuting Serious Cited by: This study is a about the ambit of national criminal law.

Can a country prosecute and punish a foreigner for a crime committed abroad against another foreigner. This book develops an international legal framework for the problem and examines in great detail the practice in fourteen countries including the US and leading European and Commonwealth jurisdictions.

After centuries of near dormancy, the concept of ‘universal jurisdiction’ has suddenly become an important legal tool in the international campaign against impunity, most prominently in high-profile criminal trials. Among the legal questions raised by the exercise of universal jurisdiction, this book considers two.

Under what conditions is a country investigating or prosecuting a Author: Luc Reydams. Book Description. With the sensational arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet inthe rise to prominence of universal jurisdiction over crimes against international law seemed to be assured.

Universal Jurisdiction (Amnesty International) [hereinafter Universal Jurisdiction: 14 Principles]; Universal Jurisdiction in Europe: Criminal Prosecutions in Europe Since for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, Torture and Genocide (Redress), June [hereinafter Universal Jurisdiction in Europe].

by: The book's main contribution is its skillful discussion of the transformation of the international legal system; the evolution of the concept of sovereignty; and the expansion, and later reduction, of the notion of universal jurisdiction."— Latin American Research by: Universal jurisdiction and international crimes: Constraints and best practices This report summarises the proceedings of a workshop organised by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), in association with the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).

Universal Jurisdiction in Germany. The Congo War Crimes Trial: First Case under the Code of Crimes against International Law Thirteen years' imprisonment for Ignace Murwanashyaka and eight years for Straton Musoni: this was the judgment handed down in September in the trial of two Rwandan leaders of the Hutu militia Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) at the Higher Regional Court.

"Universal jurisdiction" refers to the competence of a national court to try a person suspected of a serious international crime-such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or torture-even if neither the suspect nor the victim are nationals of the country where the court is located ("the forum state").

1 See e.g. Corey Barber, ‘Tackling the Evaluation Challenge in Human Rights: Assessing the Impact of Strategic Litigation Organisations’, 16 International Journal of Human Rights () –; W. Kaleck, ‘From Pinochet to Rumsfeld: Universal Jurisdiction in Europe –’, 30 Michigan Journal of International Law () –; N.

Roht Cited by: 1. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Schurr, Jurgen. Europe, Universal jurisdiction in Europe. New York: Human Rights Watch, [] (OCoLC) Recent years have seen a rising number of universal jurisdiction cases filed before national courts in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa—this increase in cases can be attributed to a rising interest of the international community to hold accountable those responsible for the worst crimes, including torture.

I – SCOPE OF THE UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION IN FRANCE the provisions of Book I of the Criminal Code or any other statute, or when an international The Absence of Universal Jurisdiction for Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide a.

From to French courts recognise crimes against humanity committed byFile Size: KB. Evidentiary Challenges in Universal Jurisdiction Cases. Book Una situación complicada. Newsletter Newsletter No 55 (February ) Torture in Europe: The Law and Practice.

Annual report ECCHR Annual Report INCLUDING EVENTS AND NEW PUBLICATIONS, SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER HERE. Universal jurisdiction is becoming a potent instrument of international law, but it is poorly understood by legal experts and remains a mystery to most public officials and citizens. Universal Jurisdiction brings together leading scholars to discuss the origins, evolution, and implications of this legal weapon against impunity.

The Legal Framework for Universal Jurisdiction in France. On August 9,the French Code of Criminal Procedure was amended to incorporate the Rome Statute and extend the juri sdiction of French courts to include genocide, crimes against humanity, and.

This book explores the debate over universal jurisdiction in international criminal law, aiming to unpack a practice in which international lawyers continue to disagree over the concept of universal : Aisling O'sullivan.

jurisdiction working: the existence of a specific ground for universal jurisdiction, a sufficiently clear definition of the offence and its constitutive elements, and. Michigan Journal of International Law. the aftermath of the indictment and arrest of Augusto Pinochet, universal.

jurisdiction became far more than a theoretical concept; it became. actionable law in Europe-primarily in the northern and western by:. Universal jurisdiction. Universal jurisdiction allows states or international organizations to claim criminal jurisdiction over an accused person regardless of where the alleged crime was committed, and regardless of the accused's nationality, country of residence, or any other relation with the prosecuting entity.Universal jurisdiction is a matter of concern for everybody.

Historically, universal jurisdiction can be traced back to the writings of early scholars of note, such as Grotius,8 and to the prosecution and punishment of the crime of piracy.9 However, after the Second World War the idea gained ground.However, universal jurisdiction presents refreshed avenues for justice, particularly in the case of the atrocities committed in Liberia during the civil war in Last week, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General announced that former United .