Universal Jurisdiction

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The CCR defines universal jurisdiction: Factsheet: Universal Jurisdiction

The Pinochet trial in the UK sets new, important precedents for universal jurisdiction.



The civil case filed against Barrientos on behalf of the Victor Jara family (widow Joan, and daughters Manuela and Amanda) by the Center for Justice and Accountability found the defendant liable for Victor Jara's murder!  See links below for articles about Jara case and decision.

July 1, 2016 The Nation, Justice, Finally, for One of Pinochet's Most Famous Victims, By Peter Kornbluh
June 27, 2016  New York Times, Florida Jury Finds Former Chilean Officer Liable in ’73 Killing, By Pascale Bonnefoy
(Kiobel is not dead)
June 17, 2016 The Center for Justice & Accountability, Jara V. Barrientos Trial in Orlando: A Full Summary


INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION: Dissemination of the Madrid-Buenos Aires Principles on Universal Jurisdiction