Venezuela: End impunity through universal jurisdiction (No Safe Haven series, No. 5)

Venezuela: End impunity through universal jurisdiction (No Safe Haven series, No. 5)

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Index Number: AMR 53/006/2009
Date Published: 10 December 2009
Categories: Venezuela

This paper examines the various shortcomings of the Venezuelan legal system in regards to universal jurisdiction. Areas covered include universal criminal jurisdiction, civil jurisdiction over torts and extradition. The report makes extensive recommendations for reform of law and practice so that Venezuela can fulfil its obligations to investigate and prosecute crimes under international law.


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