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European Union: Using universal jurisdiction as a key mechanism to ensure global accountability

, Index number: IOR 61/013/2007

This document is Amnesty International's statement to the Joint Hearing of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Subcommittee on Human Rights (Fostering an EU approach to serious international crimes), European Parliament Brussels, 20 November 2006. It looks to answer questions about what more the EU member states can do to enforce international criminal law, particularly through universal criminal and civil jurisdiction and the obstacles to this. It recommends steps that the EU should take.

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