Defending civil and liberties rights

Universal Jurisdiction

Universal jurisdiction is the principle that allows states to investigate, prosecute and punish serious human rights violations such as torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide regardless of the country in which they were committed or the nationality of victims and aggressors, in accordance with the standards of international law. Until not long ago, Spain was one of the countries of reference in the prosecution of this type of crime, but the reform of the Organic Law of the Judiciary of 2014 marked a before and after in this matter.
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