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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Abbas R.

22.03.2019 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts It has been alleged that Abbas R. together with Raad A. joined ISIS in June 2014 in Mosul. In the same month, Abbas R. was present during the execution of two Shiite women by ISIS fighters and assisted them with the transportation of the bodies. In October 2014, he allegedly participated in the execution of a high-ranking Iraqi civil servant captured by ISIS af...

Kunti K

07.09.2018 - (Last modified: 01.04.2022)
Facts Kuti K. was born in 1974. He is a Liberian national, naturalized Dutch. He was allegedly a former commander in the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) fighting during the First Liberian civil war (1989-1996). The ULIMO was fighting Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) until 1996.   Legal procedure On 2...

Ahmed Hamdane Mahmoud El Ayach El Aswadi

15.08.2018 - (Last modified: 24.03.2021)
Facts Ahmed Hamdane Mahmoud Ayach El Aswadi was born on 15 April 1984 in Samarra, Iraq. In 2014, El Aswadi was imprisoned in Tikrit for terrorist acts. It was before the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked the city. He reportedly fled the prison where he was detained and left the city towards Erbil. A year later, in August 2015, he left Erbil for Turkey. After staying f...

Ali Mamluk

06.06.2018 - (Last modified: 01.04.2022)
Facts Ali Mamluk was born in Damascus on 19 February 1946. He is one of the founders of the Syrian Air Force Intelligen...
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Khalifa Haftar

06.06.2018 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts Born on 7 November 1943, Khaalifa Belqasim Haftar is the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (ANL) sin...
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Philippe Hategekimana (Philippe Manier)

18.04.2018 - (Last modified: 01.04.2022)
Facts Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, is a former police officer from the Nyanza commune near Butare in southern Rwanda. He is suspected of having participated in genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. He was allegedly involved in the organisation and commission of multiple atrocities in Nyanza and the surrounding villages in April 1994. He is also suspected o...

Omaid N.

18.04.2018 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts Omaid N., an Afghan born in 1997, has allegedly joined the taliban early 2013 and supposedly helped them to transport weapons on at least one occasion. Over the same period, he allegedly killed an Afghan policeman together with other members of his taliban unit. The latter had prior been captured and tied up to a tree by the unit commanders. Omaid N. alleged...

Akram A.

01.03.2018 - (Last modified: 27.07.2020)
Facts Akram A., a Syrian refugee, is an alleged member of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in command of a checkpoint in IS-controlled territory in Syria. In early 2016, he is believed to have stopped a Syrian woman trying to escape the territory with her children. Akram A. was accused of luring the woman to a house under the pretext of getting her an exit p...

Abdulmalk A. and Mousa H. A.

28.02.2018 - (Last modified: 01.03.2018)
Facts Abdulmalk A. is a Syrian national from Deir el-Zour suspected of acting as a commander during the hostilities in eastern Syria. Mousa H. A. is a Syrian national accused of taking part in the conflict against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. In 2012, they allegedly joined combat units belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra. In 2013, Abdulmalk A. allegedly captured...
Facts Abdul Jawad A. K., Abdulrahman A. A., Abdoulfatah A. and Abdalfatah H. A. are Syrian nationals, former members of a combat unit belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra. Abdul Jawad A.K., founding member of a combat unit belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra, and Abdulrahman A. A. and Abdalfatah H. A., who joined the unit at a later stage, have allegedly takenpart in hosti...

Harry Sarfo

15.01.2018 - (Last modified: 09.02.2018)
Facts Harry Sarfo is a German citizen, born in Ghana. He worked as a postman for Royal Mail in London In 2015, Sarfo...
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Agnès Reeves Taylor

24.10.2017 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
Facts Agnes Reeves Taylor was born on 27 September 1965 in Liberia.In 1986, she married Charles Taylor, former director...
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