LIMITS ON THE EXERCISE OF UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION ESPECIALLY ABOUT OTHER STATES REPRESENTATIVES’ IMMUNITIES Cover Image
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LIMITS ON THE EXERCISE OF UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION ESPECIALLY ABOUT OTHER STATES REPRESENTATIVES’ IMMUNITIES
LIMITS ON THE EXERCISE OF UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION ESPECIALLY ABOUT OTHER STATES REPRESENTATIVES’ IMMUNITIES

Author(s): Mihaela Aghenitei, Ion Flămânzeanu
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: universal jurisdiction; impunity; international crimes; immunity

Summary/Abstract: Universal jurisdiction is the favorite technique used to prevent impunity for international crimes. It is one of the most effective methods to deter and prevent international crimes by increasing the like hood of prosecution and punishment of its perpetrators. As the Preamble of the Rome Statute states, impunity has became one of the “evils of our time; the failure to prosecute serious crimes is considered as bad if not worse than the crime itself.” So, the Resolution of section IV adopted by the XIII International Congress of Penal Law (Cairo, October 1-7, 1984) invites states to adopt the principle of universality in their national law for the most serious offences in order to ensure that such offences do not go unpunished. But, one of the most difficult questions is if there are limits to the exercise of the universal jurisdiction.

  • Issue Year: IV/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 219-224
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English