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UK updates referral guidelines on universal jurisdiction crimes

UK updates referral guidelines on universal jurisdiction crimes

The UK has revised its War Crimes/Crimes Against Humanity Referral Guidelines, which set out the Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service’s policy on determining whether to investigate referrals of torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The updated guidelines can be found on the… Read More

Court dismisses torture case against Agnes Taylor

Court dismisses torture case against Agnes Taylor

The UK Central Criminal Court has dismissed a case against Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of the former Liberian president and convicted war criminal, Charles Taylor. In a decision handed down on Friday 6 December 2019, the Court found that the defendant could not be prosecuted for torture because of… Read More

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