n South African Law Journal - Universal jurisdiction and South Africa's perspective on the investigation of international crimes : notes
|Article Title||Universal jurisdiction and South Africa's perspective on the investigation of international crimes : notes|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Law Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||27 - 45|
Universal jurisdiction is an important yet contentious jurisdictional principle in international law, despite more than 100 states worldwide having universal jurisdiction legislation (Amnesty International Universal Jurisdiction: A Preliminary Survey of Legislation Around the World (2012) 1-2). The principle has dominated discussions at both the international and African regional levels, with many voicing practical, political and policy concerns with regard to its application.
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