THREE AVENUES FOR PROSECUTING INTERNATIONAL CRIMES: EXPLORING THE ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF EACH

Evode KAYITANA

Abstract


There are three avenues for prosecuting international crimes. First, there are the courts of the State where the crimes are committed. Secondly, there are international criminal tribunals, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) or the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Finally, there are the domestic courts of foreign States, acting under the principles of extraterritorial or universal jurisdiction. This paper explores the advantages and disadvantages and limitations of each of these forums.

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