international law

Trial and error: Germany reforms its law on international crimes

Through the use of universal jurisdiction, German authorities have prosecuted perpetrators of atrocity crimes in Syria, Gambia and Iraq. Now, the German parliament has passed a law to reform the Code of Crimes Against International Law (CCAIL), dealing with some major procedural shortcomings of the past years, in order to better serve the victims' rights. […]
By Hannah El-Hitami (our correspondent in Germany)
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