42 Va. J. Int'l L. 81 (2001-2002)
Universal Jurisdiction for International Crimes: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Practice

handle is hein.journals/vajint42 and id is 91 raw text is: Universal Jurisdiction for International
Crimes:
Historical Perspectives and Contemporary
Practice
M. CHERIF BASSIOUNI*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.        Introduction   ........................................................................  82
II.       Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction and World Order
Considerations    ....................................................................  89
III.      The Theoretical Foundation of Universal Jurisdiction ..... 96
IV.       Universal Jurisdiction in International Criminal Law ........... 105
A .     P iracy  ..........................................................................  108
B .     Slavery  ........................................................................  112
C .     W  ar  C rim es ................................................................. 115
D.      Crimes Against Humanity .......................................... 118
E .     G enocide ..................................................................... 120
F .     A partheid  .................................................................... 122
G .     T orture  ........................................................................ 123
H.      Other International Crimes to which Universal
Jurisdiction  Applies .................................................... 125
I.      Contemporary State Practice ...................................... 134
* A different version of this article is scheduled for publication in PRINCETON PROJECT ON
UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION (Princeton Univ., forthcoming 2001). With respect to both versions,
the author gratefully acknowledges the research assistance of Steven Becker.
** Professor, DePaul University College of Law; President, International Human Rights Law
Institute, DePaul University.

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