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UK: Brown to Limit Universal Jurisdiction Laws

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2004-03-04, London, UK. British PM threatened to limit the universal jurisdiction laws because they are “exploited by politically-motivated organisations or individuals who set out only to grab headlines knowing their case has no realistic chance of a successful prosecution” and prevents some foreign officials from travelling to the UK.  Brown wants to raise the evidentiary standard needed to get a warrant issued and to restrict the right to bring such cases to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Sources: The Daily Telegraph | The People’s Voice | Jurist | AP | Ha’aretz |

Redress on Universal Jurisdiction in the UK


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2010/03/05 at 00:08