10 October 2005 by -

In a ruling announced on 5 October by the Spanish Constitutional Court, the Spanish courts can now hear crimes against humanity and genocide committed outside Spain regardless of the victims' nationality. The Court considered that "the principle of universal jurisdiction takes precedent over whether or not national interests are at stake". Until now, universal jurisdiction could be applied for crimes committed outside the country, but only if the victims were Spanish.

06 June 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 153.