Using Universal Jurisdiction to Combat Impunity for Atrocity Crimes

14 May 2020

A new report by Sophie Ryan and Melanie Karibasic examines how universal jurisdiction can be an effective tool for combatting impunity for atrocity crimes and widespread human rights violations. It finds that prosecutions by domestic courts under universal jurisdiction have been steadily rising and makes recommendations for governments to bolster mechanisms for pursuing universal jurisdiction cases in domestic courts. 

The report can be downloaded from the 'Reports' section on our Publications page.

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