Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law (Paperback)

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Stephen Macedo

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Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law Book Description

When former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London at the request of a Spanish judge, the world's attention was focused for the first time on the idea of universal jurisdiction. Universal jurisdiction stands for the principle that atrocities such as genocide, torture, and war crimes are so heinous and so universally abhorred that any state is entitled to prosecute these crimes in its national courts regardless where they were committed or the nationality of the perpetrators or the victims. In 2001, two Rwandan nuns were convicted in a Belgian court for atrocities committed in Rwanda against Rwandans. Serbs have been prosecuted in German courts, and a court in Senegal asserted universal jurisdiction over the former dictator of Chad, Hissene Habre. 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.

About the Author :

Stephen Macedo has contributed to Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law as an editor. Stephen Macedo is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the Director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

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Title: Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Author: Stephen Macedo
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN:

0812219503

EAN:

9780812219500

No. of Pages: 383
Publish Date: 2006-02-28
Binding: Paperback
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