LEGAL REGULATION OF UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION IN NATIONAL LEGISLATION: A COMPARATIVE ASPECT

  • A. Korynevych Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • O. Chubinidze Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Abstract

The article reveals the peculiarities of application of universal jurisdiction in national law. In particular, attention was paid to the mechanisms for consolidating universal jurisdiction in the legislation of the Romano-Germanic and Anglo-Saxon legal systems, in particular as regards its subject-matter, personal and territorial application. An inalienable element of this study is the analysis of the powers and practice of the judicial authorities in this matter.
The main purpose of the article is a study of universal jurisdiction, based on classical cases of its consolidation in national law. Additionally, we provide the consideration of issues of practical
application thereof in cases of war crimes. The conclusion is that national legislation has moved to a more narrow understanding of universal jurisdiction. Most often, in order to start a case, the complainant must be present before the national court. It is important that the offenses have a connection with public interests of the state iudex loci deprehensionis. The problem is also that the consolidation and application of universal jurisdiction at the national level has not been yet unified.
Key words: universal jurisdiction, national criminal law, comparative law, judicial authorities, grave crimes.

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Author Biographies

A. Korynevych, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


Philosophy Doctor in International Law, Associate Professor at the Department of International Law 

O. Chubinidze, Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

 Postgraduate student of the Department of International Law 

Published
2020-02-20