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Title: Universal jurisdiction
Authors: Zaqout, Carmel
Keywords: Universal
jurisdiction
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2017
Abstract: For ages, the world has been experiencing many violations to the IL, IHL, and HRL; these violations were usually during armed conflicts. Recently, people around the world suffered from war crimes and crimes against humanity, and even in some areas genocide is being committed against innocent women and children. Unfortunately, victims were unable to prosecute the suspects for many reason, most importantly the ability to reach to courts. Universal jurisdiction, is an essential tool of international justice, which allows states or international organizations to claim jurisdiction over serious crimes, regardless who the accused person is, his nationality, country of residence, or any other considerations. So it is all about the nature of the crime, not the criminal, nor the state exercising jurisdiction over such crime. This principle has been traditionally asserted only with piracy, this basis of jurisdiction has been refreshed after the grave violations of human rights that have occurred since the 1990s. States still fight the use and practice of this principle as it reduce the benefit of the immunities and may violates the sovereignty of these states over their territories. But I think it is a very important principle and states should encourage its use to provide justice and fairness all over the world, and to prevent the powerful states and individuals from keeping committing violations which of international concern.
Description: For ages, the world has been experiencing many violations to the IL, IHL, and HRL; these violations were usually during armed conflicts. Recently, people around the world suffered from war crimes and crimes against humanity, and even in some areas genocide is being committed against innocent women and children. Unfortunately, victims were unable to prosecute the suspects for many reason, most importantly the ability to reach to courts. Universal jurisdiction, is an essential tool of international justice, which allows states or international organizations to claim jurisdiction over serious crimes, regardless who the accused person is, his nationality, country of residence, or any other considerations. So it is all about the nature of the crime, not the criminal, nor the state exercising jurisdiction over such crime. This principle has been traditionally asserted only with piracy, this basis of jurisdiction has been refreshed after the grave violations of human rights that have occurred since the 1990s. States still fight the use and practice of this principle as it reduce the benefit of the immunities and may violates the sovereignty of these states over their territories. But I think it is a very important principle and states should encourage its use to provide justice and fairness all over the world, and to prevent the powerful states and individuals from keeping committing violations which of international concern.
URI: http://dspace.up.edu.ps/xmlui/handle/123456789/272
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