The international jurisdiction, between the state sovereignty and the need of sanctioning the atrocities Cover Image

The international jurisdiction, between the state sovereignty and the need of sanctioning the atrocities
The international jurisdiction, between the state sovereignty and the need of sanctioning the atrocities

Author(s): Gabriel-Liviu ISPAS, Alexandra Mălina Mânea
Subject(s): International Law
Published by: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien/ Osterreichish Rumanischer Akademischer Verein
Keywords: universal jurisdiction; sovereignty; atrocities; genocide; state; jurisdiction; crime;

Summary/Abstract: In the international contemporary society, many of the atrocities are committed either in the name of an undemocratic state power, or to express some political or religious beliefs. The deeds are being difficult to sanction on the territory of the state in which they have been committed, because of the close relation that exists between the culprit and the political power. In this context, they have developed the concept of universal jurisdiction, which should ensure the application of the law beyond its jurisdictional space, specific for the state sovereignty. Through the article, it is set forth the notion of universal jurisdiction, the cases of its application and the advantages and disadvantages of its exercise..

  • Issue Year: VI/2012
  • Issue No: VI
  • Page Range: 22-31
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English