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Justice & The Generals
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Recent years have seen a dramatic increase across the globe in trials and convictions dealing with "universal jurisdiction" -- cases which courts will try regardless of where the crimes were committed and regardless of the nationality of the victims and the alleged perpetrators. Cases of torture, genocide, and "crimes against humanity" have been heard in courtrooms in Belgium, Senegal, Spain, and other countries.

Recent atrocities have also resulted in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Like their predecessors, the international tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo, the ICTY and ICTR are international bodies established in the aftermath of horrendous war crimes.




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