UK begins amending universal jurisdiction legislation

01.04.2011                      26.Adar ll, 5771

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UK begins amending universal jurisdiction legislation

An amendment nullifying a law that allows Israelis to be prosecuted in the UK for alleged war crimes moves to the House of Lords for final approval.

An amendment nullifying a law that allows Israelis to be prosecuted in the United Kingdom for alleged war crimes passed an important hurdle when it was approved by the House of Commons on Wednesday evening. It now moves to the House of Lords for final approval, which could take months.
The amendment, part of a larger legislation package on police reform and social responsibility, would end a situation in which private citizens in the UK can request that arrest warrants be issued against non-citizens suspected of committing war crimes or crimes against humanity anywhere in the world….