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Universal jurisdiction database

Universal jurisdiction database

The universal jurisdiction database offers an overview of major criminal cases related to universal jurisdiction worldwide, as well as some cases of international crimes based on active or passive personality jurisdiction. These cases also feature in TRIAL International’s Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review (UJAR), published each year.

Unless stated otherwise, the cases in the database are not litigated by TRIAL International. While every attempt was made to ensure accuracy, information may be subject to change without notice.

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Jia Qinglin

12.04.2016 - (Last modified: 14.06.2016)
facts Jia Qinglin was born in March 1940 in Botou, Cangzhou, Hebei Province in China. He is the fourth ranking member o...
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Deng Delyun

04.11.2015 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
facts Deng Delyun (also known by the name Peng Pelyun) was Chinese Family Planning Minister in the 1990s. He was in chage of putting the “two children” policy into practice in Tibet since 1984, before the rigorous policy of “one child” was put in place by China in Tibet in 1999. Delyun along with seven former high-ranked Chinese politicians are suspected of having...

Charles Munyaneza

04.06.2013 - (Last modified: 20.07.2019)
Facts Charles Munyaneza was born in 1958 in Rwanda. At the time of the alleged crimes, he was the mayor of the commune of Kinyamakara, in the Gikongoro prefecture, in southern Rwanda. Munyaneza was also known to be one of the closest allies of Aloys Simba, an officer in the Rwandan army who was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribu...

Onesphore Rwabukombe

24.03.2013 - (Last modified: 27.07.2020)
facts Onesphore Rwabukombe was born on 1 January 1957 in Kiyombe, in the region of Byumba in Rwanda. He belongs to the...
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Ignace Murwanashyaka

15.03.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2020)
facts Ignace Murwanashyaka was born in 1963 in Butare, Rwanda. Since 1989, he has been living in exile in Germany. In 2...
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Augusto Pinochet-Ugarte

06.11.2012 - (Last modified: 08.06.2016)
facts Augusto Pinochet-Ugarte was born on 25 November 1915. On 11 September 1973 Augusto Pinochet, then Commander-i...
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Philip Wolford

30.08.2012 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
Facts Based at Fort Stewart (Georgia), Philip Wolford joined the army in 1995 after attending school in Marysville (Ohi...
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Philip DeCamp

30.08.2012 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
Facts Philip DeCamp, born in 1963 in Georgia, joined the US army in 1983. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physics in...
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Qi Liu

09.04.2012 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
facts Qi Liu was born in November 1942, in Wujin, Jiangsu Province (China). An engineer, he graduated from the metallur...
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Carlos Camilo Hernández Barahona

15.03.2012 - (Last modified: 31.05.2016)
facts Carlos Camilo Hernández Barahona was born in El Salvador. He is a career military man. In 1989, he was a major and the interim assistant director of the Salvadorian military academy. At dawn on 16 November 1989, Salvadorian military troops invaded the campus of the Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" (UCA) and brutally murdered six Jesuit priests...

Jagath Jayasuriya

30.10.2011 - (Last modified: 27.07.2020)
Facts Jagath Jayasuriya was commander of the Vanni Security Force Headquarters between 2007 and 2009, one of the bloodi...
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