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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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FACTS In August 2014, Jennifer W. left Germany for Iraq and joined ISIS there. In the period between June and September 2015, she allegedly conducted the so-called daily “moral patrols” in ISIS-occupied Fallujah and Mosul by inspecting whether women’s behavior and clothing complied with the rules set by ISIS. While conducting such patrols, Jennifer W. reportedly carr...
FACTS Saeed was a soldier in the Iraqi army and fought the Islamic State (ISIS) in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, in 2015. Between February and March 2015, he took several photographs and videos of himself posing with the bodies of enemy fighters, some of whom had been mutilated.   LEGAL PROCEDURE The trial of Kurda Bahaalddin H. Saeed H. Saeed before the Orebro Di...
FACTS In August 2013, Egyptian security forces attacked a protest in support of ex-President Morsi in Rab’a al- Adawiya Square, in Cairo. More than 817 demonstrators, including women and children, were killed during the event, and numerous acts of torture are alleged to have occurred.   LEGAL PROCEDURE On 19 July 2018, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Co...

Abdel Salam Mahmoud

15.07.2020
Facts In November 2013, Patrick Dabbagh and his father Mazen Dabbagh, both dual French-Syrian nationals, were arrested from their home in Damascus by Syrian Air Force Intelligence agents and detained for interrogation at the Mezzeh detention center. Neither one has been seen since. In summer 2018, the Dabbagh family received formal notification from the Syr...

Mahamat Nouri

23.07.2019
Facts Mahamat Nouri is a Chadian politician born in 1947 in Faya-Largeau, Chad. Nouri worked as a postal officer be...
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RWM Italia

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
Facts On 8 October 2016, air strikes launched by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Deir Al-Hajari, Yemen, killed six civilians. In the place of those strikes, a suspension lug manufactured by the RWM Italia S.p.A was found. Other remnants indicated use of a guided bomb. Testimonies of eye witnesses stipulate that there was no legitimate target in the vicinity of t...

QOSMOS

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 12.08.2019)
Facts The brutal crackdown led by the Syrian regime against its civil society since March 2011 escalated in a conflict that caused more than 400’000 deaths, mainly of civilians. The crackdown also included innumerable arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and cases of systematic torture in detention centres. In the early years of the conflict, the regime of...

Lafarge / Eric Olsen and others

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 14.07.2020)
Facts Lafarge is a French company created in 1833 and considered as a global leader in construction material and as one of the major actors in cement, aggregates and concrete production. The company is present and active in 61 countries, including Syria. It merged with the Swiss Group Holcim in July 2015. The company declares a sales annual revenue of 8,6 billion eur...

Abu Khuder

10.06.2019 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
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Facts Abu Khuder (also known as Ahmad al Khedr) has lived in the Netherlands since 2014. He was granted temporary asylum after fleeing Syria. According to an interview he gave to the newspaper The Guardian in 2012, Khuder had been an officer in a Syrian border force known as the Camel Corps when the conflict erupted in 2011, prompting him to join the Free...

Raad A.

30.05.2019 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts Raad A. allegedly joined ISIS in June 2014 in Mosul. In October 2014, he allegedly participated in the execution of a high-ranking Iraqi civil servant captured by ISIS after the group took control over the city. In this context, Raad, together with other ISIS members, including Abbas R., allegedly escorted the captive to the execution site in Mosul and guarded...

Mohamad K.

23.05.2019 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts Mohamad K. is a former member of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). He was accused of having committed war crimes in Idlib, Syria. Jointly with two other members of the FSA, Mohamad allegedly captured and detained two members of an armed group fighting on the side of the Syrian government for an unknown period of time between January 2012 and January 2013. To punish t...

Ahmad Zaheer D.

23.05.2019
Facts Ahmad Zaheer D. is a former member of the Afghan military forces. In this capacity, he was reportedly responsible for interrogation of captured fighters on at least one occasion. While interrogating three detained fighters, Ahmad allegedly severely beat them by hand and by a plastic tube together with another military official. He apparently beat a prisoner, pu...
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