Expert Meeting on Universal Jurisdiction

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The Hague, 17 September 2010 - Today, the Expert Meeting on Universal Jurisdiction took place at the International Institute for Social Studies in The Hague, organized in cooperation with Leiden University and the ICCO Foundation.

The meeting – amongst others organized by Liesbeth Zegveld – was a great success, with thirty national and international experts on the issue of universal jurisdiction present. The aim of the meeting was to provide a more in-depth analysis of the possibilities and problems faced in universal jurisdiction cases. The meeting consisted of two sessions. The morning sessions covered Dutch jurisprudence on universal jurisdiction and focused on the specific context of particular cases. The afternoon session highlighted several political and social themes and took a more comparative approach.

The outcomes of the meeting, embedded in a Dutch context, but insightful to other jurisdictions as well, will be published shortly in a policy paper.

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