Livni set to visit UK after jurisdiction law changed

06.10.2011                      08.Tischrei. 5772

Diplomatie:

Livni set to visit UK after jurisdiction law changed

Opposition leader will become first Israeli official to visit Britain since law allowing citizens to bring war crimes charges curtailed.

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni is expected to arrive in London on Thursday, becoming the first senior Israeli official to visit Britain since the controversial universal jurisdiction law, used by activists to obtain arrest warrants for alleged war crimes, was changed.
Last month, the British government approved a change to the law, which previously allowed private complaints of war crimes to be lodged against military personnel and other officials, even if they were not British citizens and the alleged crimes were committed elsewhere….