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A palpable revival of #UniversalJurisdiction is underway in Europe.
Here are 7 examples of recent important activities (trials, arrests, investigations) that have taken place only in the last few weeks.
There are certainly more that I am unaware of.
And certainly more to come.
1. #Sweden
>> Arrest of an Iranian national allegedly involved in the #1988Massacre of thousands of detainees. First ever #UniversalJurisdiction case on #Iran to go ahead.
2. #Belgium
>> The trial of a #Rwandan man accused of having participated in the 1994 #genocide of the Tutsi minority is currently underway.
3. #Germany
>> Two #Syrians are formally charged with #CrimesAgainstHumanity. They had been arrested in February, in a coordinated operation by German and French police.
4. #France
>> The country's highest court confirms life sentences against two #Rwandans implicated in the 1994 #genocide. collectifpartiescivilesrwanda.fr/octavien-ngenz…
>> The same court also shut down another Rwandan case: lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/gen…
5. #Switzerland
>> @Civitas_Maxima announced that Liberian warlord would go on trial next April for #WarCrimes.
>> Ex-#Gambian minister will stay in pre-trial detention pending investigation into #CrimesAgainstHumanity @Trial menafn.com/1099209116/Swi…
6. #Norway
>> #Syrian refugees asked Norwegian police to investigate #warcrimes allegedly committed by 17 named Government agents. @ECCHRBerlin @pkroker2 @nhc_no theguardian.com/world/2019/nov…
7. #Netherlands
>> The police have arrested a former commander of Ahrar Al-Sham- on suspicion of #warcrimes in #Hama in 2015. #Syria @WarCrimes_NL om.nl/actueel/nieuws…
@WarCrimes_NL There's even an 8th example.
8. #Hungary
>> Hungary has charged a #Syrian man with #CrimesAgainstHumanity. A member of the #IslamicState has been charged with taking part in the beheading an imam and the murder of three other people in 2015.
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