Universal Jurisdiction

Universal jurisdiction is becoming a potent instrument of international law, but it is poorly understood by legal experts and remains a mystery to most public officials and citizens.

Universal Jurisdiction
National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law

Stephen Macedo, Editor

2003 | 392 pages | Cloth $65.00 | Paper $29.95
Law | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Stephen Macedo

PART I. THE PRINCETON PRINCIPLES
Preface to the Princeton Principles
—Mary Robinson
The Princeton Principles on Universal Jurisdiction
Commentary on the Principles
—Steven W. Becker

PART II. ESSAYS AND COMMENT
1. The History of Universal Jurisdiction and Its Place in International Law
—M. Cherif Bassiouni
2. Comment: The Quest for Clarity
—Stephen A. Oxman
3. The Growing Support for Universal Jurisdiction in National Legislation
—A. Hays Butler
4. The Adolf Eichmann Case: Universal and National Jurisdictions
—Gary J. Bass
5. Comment: Connecting the Threads in the Fabric of International Law
—Lori F. Damrosch
6. Assessing the Pinochet Litigation: Whither Universal Jurisdiction?
—Richard A. Falk
7. Comment: Universal Jurisdiction and Transitions to Democracy
—Pablo De Greiff
8. The Hissène Habré Case: The Law and Politics of Universal Jurisdiction
—Stephen P. Marks
9. Defining the Limits: Universal Jurisdiction and National Courts
—Anne-Marie Slaughter
10. Universal Jurisdiction, National Amnesties, and Truth Commissions: Reconciling the Irreconcilable
—Leila Nadya Sadat
11. The Future of Universal Jurisdiction in the New Architecture of Transnational Justice
—Diane F. Orentlicher
12. Universal Jurisdiction and Judicial Reluctance: A New "Fourteen Points"
—Michael Kirby
13. Afterword: The Politics of Advancing International Criminal Justice
—Lloyd Axworthy

List of Contributors
List of Project Participants
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments