Spain's Expanded Universal Jurisdiction to Prosecute Human Rights Abuses in Latin America, China, and Beyond

43 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2013

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In a significant 2005 case, Spain's Constitutional Tribunal held that Spanish courts had the universal jurisdiction to prosecute mass atrocities committed by foreigners abroad despite the lack of any link to Spain. The article examines universal jurisdiction in Spain and its implications for international relations in the aftermath of the Constitutional Tribunal's controversial decision.

Keywords: universal jurisdiction, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, international relations

Suggested Citation

Jouet, Mugambi, Spain's Expanded Universal Jurisdiction to Prosecute Human Rights Abuses in Latin America, China, and Beyond (2007). Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2340246

Mugambi Jouet (Contact Author)

McGill Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.mcgill.ca/law/about/visitors-fellows-and-postdocs/jouet-mugambi

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