This briefing paper was written by TRIAL International in partnership with the Open Society Justice Initiative and REDRESS. It provides an overview of the national legal framework of England and Wales on universal jurisdiction, including statutory and case law, and its application in practice. It intends to contribute to a better understanding of domestic justice systems among legal practitioners who operate in the field of universal jurisdiction, to support the development of litigation strategies. It forms part of a series of briefing papers on selected countries.