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Ending impunity: Developing and implementing a global action plan using universal jurisdiction

, Index number: IOR 53/005/2009

This brief report is published on the eve of the discussion on universal jurisdiction in the Sixth Committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly which is scheduled to begin on 20 October 2009. In the report, Amnesty International urges the Sixth Committee to begin to consider how the UN, international criminal courts, regional intergovernmental organizations and states could best begin to develop and implement, in close and transparent consultation with civil society, a global action plan to end impunity, including universal jurisdiction as one essential tool of international justice.

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