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Joint letter to the International Law Commission Special Rapporteur on crimes against humanity

, Index number: IOR 53/3512/2016

Twelve NGOs underscore the importance of setting out provisions which, among others: a) oblige states parties to exercise their competence when a person suspected of responsibility for crimes against humanity is found in any territory subject to their jurisdiction, unless they extradite the person to another State or surrender him or her to an international criminal tribunal; and b) permit States to initiate investigations based on universal jurisdiction over crimes against humanity suspects, regardless of where such persons are physically located.

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