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Jeffrey T. Tirshfield

1 Introduction In their article, An Empirical Examination of Universal Jurisdiction for Piracy , Eugene Kontorovich, one of the leading scholars on the relationship of the law to maritime piracy, and his collaborator Steven Art present an important observation, ‘[U]niversal prosecution of piracy

Jessica Almqvist

adoption of the Princeton Principles on Universal Jurisdiction and numerous scholarly defences; 3 they also set a precedent for human rights NGOs and victims’ associations, motivating them to file more complaints before different domestic courts, including in France, Spain, Germany, and Belgium

Mitsue Inazumi

of protecting human rights, and these differences are causing some conflicts between states in different regions: Europe, Africa, and Asia. Recently, such conflicts are experienced in the field of criminal justice, in the exercise of extradition, universal jurisdiction, and the death penalty

Melinda Rankin

argue that Germany reflects a ‘responsibility to prosecute’ grave breaches of ichl . Next to Norway, Germany has the broadest remit for the investigation and prosecution for individual liability of core international crimes under universal jurisdiction in the world. German sources of law with respect

Ademola Abass

The International Criminal Court and Universal Jurisdiction ADEMOLA ABASS* This article examines whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) can exercise universal jurisdiction. In particular, the author responds to the argument that the ICC can exercise universal jurisdiction on the basis


Mark Chadwick

In Piracy and the Origins of Universal Jurisdiction, Mark Chadwick relates a colourful account of how and why piracy on the high seas came to be considered an international crime, subject to the principle of universal jurisdiction prosecutable by any State in any circumstances.

Merging international and domestic law, history, literature, and sociology, the author weaves an intricate tale that reveals the pirate to be the original “enemy of mankind” and forerunner of today’s international criminals: those who commit genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression. In so doing, Mark Chadwick proposes a convincing reappraisal of the pirate’s role in the crystallisation of international criminal law, bringing much-needed clarity to a disputed area of international legal history.

South Africa’s Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction

An Analysis of the Supreme Court Decision in the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service and Another v Southern Africa Human Rights Litigation Centre and others (2013)

Saidat Nakitto

impunity gap. This was done by asserting universal jurisdiction 5 over crimes committed in Zimbabwe. It is this exercise of jurisdiction which became contentious before the North Gauteng High Court, 6 then later, before the Supreme Court of Appeal 7 and, as at the time of writing, the matter was pending

Maja Munivrana Vajda

International Criminal Law Review 10 (2010) 325–344 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/157181210X507859 International Criminal Law Review Th e 2009 AIDP ’s Resolution on Universal Jurisdiction – An Epitaph or a Revival Call?! Maja Munivrana Vajda * Assistant

Noora Arajärvi

Tilburg Law Review 16 (2011) 5–29 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/221125911X590949 Looking Back from Nowhere: Is There a Future for Universal Jurisdiction over International Crimes ? Noora Arajärvi Lecturer at the University of West Indies, Faculty of Law, St

Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral

Swan Song of Universal Jurisdiction in Spain Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral * Visiting “Global Governance, Law and Social Th ought” Fellow Th e Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA Abstract On 29 April 2009 the Spanish National Court opened a cause against