Universality and the Responsibility to Enforce International Criminal Law: No U.S. Sanctuary for Alleged Nazi War Criminals
8 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 16, 2014
This comment addresses the customary and treaty-based responsibilities of states aut dedere aut judicare – to hand over (extradite) or initiate prosecution of all persons within their jurisdiction or control who are reasonably accused of crimes under customary international law and/or relevant treaties. Particular attention is paid to the failure of the United States to fulfill its obligation in this regard with respect to alleged Nazi war criminals. Merely denaturalizing and deporting those who are reasonably accused is in non-compliance.
Keywords: accused, aut dedere, aut judicare, CIL, crimes against humanity, customary, denaturalize, district court, extradite, federal court, genocide, grave breach, hostes humani generis, judicial power, jurisdiction, Nazi, Nuremberg, prosecute, responsibility, universal jurisdiction, war crime
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